Digital Media Commerce Patent Being Sold


Not sure what to make out of this…Skylight Software has announced its intention to sell-off one of its inventions — a patent it owns in the field of online distribution of digital content: US Patent 6,199,054 titled “b>Automated Software Metering of Digital Payloads.”

The patent describes a method for completing a dynamically priced
transaction involving a “digital payload” across the Internet. The content
could be in a variety of forms including electronic documents and multimedia
data. The platform as defined may be applicable to numerous fulfillments
and/or file downloading solutions such as those being offered or developed for
music, research, digital photos, printing, electronic fax; digital video,
multimedia content, metered email and more.

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