Patent Number: 7,788,182

Title: Method for loaning digital works

Abstract: A method, system and software for permitting use of digital works having rights associated therewith within a system having repositories configured to enable use of the digital work in accordance with the rights, including associating a transfer right with a digital work, the transfer right specifying that the digital work is transferred from a first repository to a second repository; transferring the digital work from the first repository to the second repository in accordance with the transfer right; and in response to the transferring, step updating transfer right information in respect of the digital work.

Inventors: Stefik; Mark J. (Portola Valley, CA), Pirolli; Peter L. T. (San Franciso, CA)

Assignee: ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.

International Classification: H04K 1/00 (20060101); H04L 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018