Patent Number: 7,822,846

Title: Method and system for brokering media files

Abstract: A method and system for brokering a media file from a media provider to a media requester. A media provider, such as a camera phone, captures a media file. A media requester provides an event-definition record to a network entity so as to request a media file. The network entity requests that the media provider provide media files that meet criteria defined by the event-definition record. The media provider provides a media file and media file data associated with the media file to the network entity. The network entity compares the media file data to the event-definition record, and provides the media file to the media requester if the media file data matches the event-definition record. An enterprise operating the network entity brokers the sale of the media file, in part, by collecting a payment from a media requester user and making a payment to a media provider user.

Inventors: Biere; Devon L. (Olathe, KS), Gailloux; Michael A. (Overland Park, KS)

Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00