Patent Number: 8,880,692

Title: Method of cascading transfer of authorization rights for file access

Abstract: The present invention provides a method, system, and computer program product for transferring authorization rights to access a file. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: designating a location to store the file; creating a file-transfer-reference for the file based on the location; creating an authorization protocol for the file; selecting at least one recipient of the file-transfer-reference; and forwarding the file-transfer-reference to the at least one recipient according to the authorization protocol. The method may optionally include defining a validity period for which for access to the file.

Inventors: Daniels; Fonda J. (Cary, NC), Galvin, Jr.; James Patrick (Georgetown, KY), Lyle; Ruthie D. (Durham, NC), Muller; Michael (Medford, MA), Presler-Marshall; Martin (Chapel Hill, NC), Wendt; David M. (Cary, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); H04N 7/167 (20110101); G06F 21/00 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00