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1. (WO2018107104) SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/107104    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/065439
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 21/00
Applicants: VIATECH PUBLISHING SOLUTIONS, INC.
Inventors: GAFFORD, Elizabeth
STRANO, Dana
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION
Abstract:
Systems and methods are provided that facilitate publishing, distributing, and reading of electronic content. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may include a document conversion module for converting documents uploaded by publishers into an e-reader friendly format (an e-document). The systems and methods may also include a virtual library for making the e-documents available to end users and an active reader module to allow an end user to download and read the e-documents on an end user device. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may include a user management module for digital rights management and control of end user access to the e-documents. In some embodiments, the active reader may include functionality that allows an end user to annotate the e-document and share comments among users.