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1. (WO2001006703) SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL WATERMARKING AND DISTRIBUTION OF RECORDED CONTENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/006703    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/019659
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 21 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: H04N 7/24
Applicants: GETLIVEMUSIC.COM
Inventors: FERGUSON, Alexander
Title: SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL WATERMARKING AND DISTRIBUTION OF RECORDED CONTENT
Abstract:
A method and system to acquire, digitize, store, and deliver live content (102), such as music, to an end user via a network. The system can capture live content directly into a portable audio format which can be encoded at various levels of resolution into a file. The encoded file can then be transported over a network to a network distributor (116) who can then sell the encoded file to end users. The system can also insert a digital watermark into each user file which can contain the user information, the copyright information, and a unique serial number for future verification and copy protection. The digital watermark can survive file or format conversion.