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Patent/Application # US4789863
In this pay per view entertainment system, recorded entertainment (musical works) are distributed to subscribers over a cable network. Funds are collected and something is paid to the record comany or publisher based on what someone viewed.
Patent/Application # 6282653
This prior art covers most or all the aspects of the application that concern royalty payment. Also, the methods described are immediately and obviously applicable to "offline" transactions in the definition of the application. (The first and second devices in fact form a network between each other for the duration of each communication transfer, so "offline" is with respect to the parts of the described method that are not the two devices, making the distinction irrelevant in this comparison.)
Patent/Application # 6915425
The prior art describes a system for controlling access to digital content after it has been downloaded to the user terminal. It covers the parts of the application that concern encryption, DRM and its management.
Patent/Application # 6594692
This patent describes a method for electronic commerce, similar in many respects to the application under consideration. In particular it includes an Internet charging mechanism. It is more specific in description in many aspects, than the application under consideration.
Annotations(1) Submitted by: Kahscho __Last updated: almost 6 years ago
Title Weed -- Frequently Asked Questions
This is a FAQ file taken from the May 8, 2004 version of the www.weedshare.com web site. I've linked to the version stored on Archive.org. Note that Archive.org places date information in the URL (so /20040508 = May 8, 2004). The FAQ is a prior publication under Section 102(b).
Annotations(0) Submitted by: Kahscho __Last updated: almost 6 years ago
Patent/Application # 4811325
This patent describes a system provided by Personics Corporation that created customizable CDs in record stores. Like the present application, the Personics patent describes using offline transcations between two media players as a way to combat piracy.
Title EB1546 Identification Card System--Inter-Sector Electronic Purse
European standard for elctronic payment transactions