Patent Number: 7,716,136

Title: System and method for revenue sharing for multimedia sharing in social network

Abstract: When a person uses a first portable music player to wirelessly transmit a tune to a person with a second player in a social networking transaction for playing by the second player for a limited time, if the second person subsequently purchases an unrestricted version of the tune, the first person is compensated.

Inventors: Read; Christopher Jensen (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06F 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018