Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
|Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130036350||MODULAR TOOL FOR CONSTRUCTING A LINK TO A RIGHTS PROGRAM FROM ARTICLE INFORMATION - A link to a rights advisor website can be constructed from article metadata by a non-programmer user by connecting together a chain of steps, each of which uses a pre-defined module, called a “widget”, which, in turn, performs a specific task. By selecting, configuring and arranging steps, different websites can be processed in different manners. However, since the modules are predefined, they cannot be changed and thus the overall process can be controlled to prevent problems with one program from affecting other programs.||02-07-2013|
|20130006999||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A SEARCH FOR ARTICLE CONTENT AT A PLURALITY OF CONTENT SITES - In order to retrieve article level content from a plurality of content providers, a federated search program receives a generic query from a user and dispatches the query simultaneously to a plurality of connector objects. Each connector object that is associated with a particular content source and contains source specific code that reformats the generic query into a proprietary format required for the associated content source. The proprietary query is then dispatched to the content source. When the results at the content source are ready, the result set is fetched by the connector. The fetched results are then mapped into a standard format. The standard result sets from the different content sources are then merged into a single consolidated result set. Duplicate documents are removed from the consolidated result set and the final results are sorted in accordance with criteria specified by the user and presented to the user.||01-03-2013|
|20110247084||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHORIZING DELIVERY OF STREAMING VIDEO TO LICENSED VIEWERS - Licensed access to selected videos is provided by a licensing service organization that obtains licenses from video content providers and combines these licenses into a new license for selected videos for a licensee organization. Administrators at the licensee organization then obtain a video authorization key for each video selection from the licensing service organization and embed those keys into web pages that are accessible via an intranet. Navigating to a web page for that selection from a computer connected to the intranet causes a viewing request that includes the embedded video authorization key and an IP address of the computer to be sent to a server at the licensing service organization. The server uses the incoming information to determine whether the request is from a predetermined intranet computer and if so to determine whether the request can be granted based on the new license conditions.||10-06-2011|
|20110231322||AUTOMATED RULES-BASED RIGHTS RESOLUTION - A rules engine program is driven by one or more stored “rules” to make rights determinations normally made by a human operator; that is whether a request for a right can be granted, what price should be paid by the requestor and how much royalty should be paid to the rightsholder. In order to avoid specific coding for each right, the rules and parameters necessary to make the required determinations are constructed to form a standard set of reusable rule records that can be linked in different ways to process different rights. Additional display rules that are linked to the type of use control a graphic user interface in order to prompt the user for information needed to decide whether the request can be granted and to display to the user a determined price if the request is granted.||09-22-2011|
|20110106775||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE DOCUMENT VERSIONS IN A LARGE SCALE DOCUMENT REPOSITORY - In a large scale data repository, a single logical view of multiple versions of the same data is presented. In order to determine which data versions are equivalent without comparing each pair of entries in the database, the database entries are clustered with a clustering algorithm and then comparisons between entries are made only between the entries in each cluster. Once a set of entries has been determined to be equivalent, a composite master entry is constructed from those entries in the set that contain preferred metadata and the composite master entry is made available for searches and display to the user.||05-05-2011|
|20080306873||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING CONTENT LICENSE RIGHTS VIA A DOCUMENT LINK RESOLVER - A link resolver menu generated by a link resolver server includes a link to a “rights advisor website” containing a program that determines available rights for a resource. When activated, the program uses the resource information in the link to obtain a standard resource identifier and then uses user and context information to access and extract all agreements stored therein that are applicable to the organization to which the user belongs. The resource identifier is then used to determine agreements that are applicable to that resource. An applicable right is selected from each agreement, if available. The rights are then ordered in a tree from the most permissive to the most restrictive. The tree is then traversed from its lowest level upward and the resulting rights are presented to the user.||12-11-2008|
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