DigitalContainers Granted Patent for Secure Media Player Technology

The patented invention facilitates secure playback of any kind of digital media. It encourages Superdistribution by virtually guaranteeing that media will play, no matter what kind of device it is authorized to and whether it is delivered via search engine marketing, advertising on websites, social network, peer-to-peer, emails and instant messages.

Tucson, Arizona (August, 2007) – DigitalContainers Inc. (DCI) announced today it has been granted a patent on its Secure Media Player technologies. This is an invention that makes the playing of audio and video files more secure and reliable than the current technologies. The technology is covered by a recently granted patent from the US Patent Office called, “Secure Streaming Container”, U.S. Patent No. 7,251,832.

When taken in conjunction with the company's previously awarded patents, "Regulating Access to Digital Content," US Patent No. 6,389,541, "Tracking Electronic Content," US Patent No. 6,751,670, and “Delivering Electronic Content”, US Patent No. 7,127,515 they provide architecture for a Superdistribution system that delivers, protects, tracks, authorizes and monetizes any type of digital goods across the entire spectrum of broadband networks.

According to Barry Phillips, VP of Intellectual Property at DigitalContainers, "We're very excited about this new Secure Media Player technology as it gives DigitalContainers powerful new functionality and strong intellectual property protection for our Superdistribution ecommerce and rights management systems (SuperCommerce). It complements our other technology and patents by serving as the way to make sure that media will always playback, no matter what device it lands on and do it in a very secure manner.

As proof of the potential power of Superdistribution, a recent nationwide survey found almost 90% of adult Internet users share content with others via e-mail according to Sharpe Partners. Three out of five respondents said they shared content at least once a week, 25% do so more frequently. SuperCommerce supports this powerful distribution trend by allowing digital information to be freely distributed over the Internet (via email, instant messaging, search engines, P2P networks or social networks) while simultaneously protecting the information, tracking the usage, and collecting payment when appropriate.

Product Features
The DigitalContainers Secure Media Player is a software product that:
Works in any environment: search engines, peer-to-peer or centralized networks, email or instant messaging-based distribution.
Travels with the content and is married to it in such a way that playback is both reliable and super secure.
Supports a variety of digital content types: music, video, audio programs and e-books, etc.
Works with the family of patented DCI technologies that persistently seed, track and monetize downloaded files:
Advertising based content delivery gives the power of search engine marketing and online advertising to content owners
Token-based content licensing and device locking is extremely efficient authorization/authentication and conditional access system.
Payment gateway travels with the content and utilizes a variety of payments systems, including credit cards, micro payments and phone cards.
Backend system supports multi-level marketing and pays everyone in the value chain, including the rights holder, the distributor and the network.

Other Patents in DigitalContainers’ SuperDistribution Family

Regulating Access to Electronic Content (Patent 6,389,541) regulates access to digital content using a token-based authorization system that locks content to a user’s device or devices. Authorization can be granted with any type of user input data, financial transaction data or system data. A unique, real-time payment gateway rides with content.
Tracking Electronic Content (Patent 6,751,670) tracks users and location of files persistently across distributed networks and on physical media. It allows for powerful new model called “superdistribution” and creates real-time database of consumer behavior.
Delivering Electronic Content (Patent 7,127,515) allows digital content – for example, a song, video, product catalogue or travel brochure – to be promoted and fulfilled instantly (by FTP) from a text ad, a contextual search, a banner advertisement on any website or social network, an RSS feed or in an instant message or email.
"Digital Container's ‘SuperCommerce’ solutions are critical to the success of the emerging P2P distribution channel," said Marty Lafferty, CEO of the Distributed Computing Industry Association ( "The optimal way to efficiently reach a global market is through superdistribution, which requires one user passing along media efficiently and securely to the next. DCI’s ‘SuperCommerce’ system facilitates superdistribution, making P2P a viable commercial technology." Lafferty added, "By serving a large and global market through de-centralized file-sharing distribution, industries like ours, which distribute media over the Internet and via P2P, can realize significant cost advantages compared to old methods of centralized distribution that require greater initial and ongoing investments and are typically unfair to media creators."
About DigitalContainers
Based in Tucson, Arizona, DigitalContainers provides SuperCommerce – patented, ecommerce-enabled digital rights management for use in peer-to-peer networks and on the Internet. Each Digital Container provides on-board file protection, authentication and an e-commerce system, allowing files and media to travel around the Internet, yet perpetually be tracked, controlled and audited by the content owners. This enables content owners to securely monetize their digital goods in any type of network for the internet.