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Audience Level Codes for Distributing Audio Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110444D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The interchange of audio messages within an electronic network can cause a plurality of users to obtain audio messages. These audio messages are often electronically copied, distributed, filed, etc., to a wide variety of users. Often an individual will never hear the content of such messages before distributing these objects to a multitude of users. These audio messages may contain information/language which is of a sensitive nature. Particular words may be played which warrants adult supervision. To date, the storage and interchange forms have focused on the physical aspect of the audio information.

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Audience Level Codes for Distributing Audio Messages

      The interchange of audio messages within an electronic network
can cause a plurality of users to obtain audio messages.  These audio
messages are often electronically copied, distributed, filed, etc.,
to a wide variety of users.  Often an individual will never hear the
content of such messages before distributing these objects to a
multitude of users.  These audio messages may contain
information/language which is of a sensitive nature.  Particular
words may be played which warrants adult supervision.  To date, the
storage and interchange forms have focused on the physical aspect of
the audio information.

      This disclosure focuses on a mechanism for handling the
intellectual aspect of the audio information, more specifically, the
intellectual maturity at which audio messages can be assigned by
originators to the information. The creation of an Audio Audience
Level Interface allows users to electronically tag audio messages
according to their intellectual aspects.  Upon the creation of an
audio message, the user is prompted to specify the audience
educational level to be associated to the message.  This allows the
user to associate an R or PG rating, etc., to the audio message,
thus, specifying recommended ages and/or parental supervision of the
audio message.  A Generalize Data Stream (GDS) permits for unique
codes to be designed for each specified category.  An Audio Reception
Service upon rec...