Patent Number: 8,578,502

Title: Method and system for controlled media sharing in a network

Abstract: A method for controlling media sharing among a plurality of nodes in a network. The present method is comprised of availing to the network an instance of media content for sharing among the plurality of nodes by a source node communicatively coupled to the network. The present method further includes decrypting the instance of media content from an encryption local to the source node. The present method further includes encrypting the instance of media content into an intermediate encryption. The present method further includes transferring the instance of media content to a node while the instance of media content is in the intermediate encryption. The node is associated with the network. The decrypting and the encrypting and the transferring are in response to receiving a request for the instance of media content from the node.

Inventors: Risan; Hank (Santa Cruz, CA), Fitzgerald; Edward Vincent (Santa Cruz, CA)

Assignee: Music Public Broadcasting, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017