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Prevention of Presentations Based on Electronic Audience Level Codes for Video Images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110445D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The interchange of video images within an electronic network can cause a plurality of users to obtain multi-media video presentations. These video presentations are often electronically copied, distributed, filed, etc., to a wide variety of users. Often an individual will never see the content of such presentations before distributing these objects to a multitude of users. These multi-media presentations may contain information that is sensitive in nature. Particular scenes may be depicted that warrant adult supervision. To date, the storage and interchange forms have focused on the physical aspect of video information. A previous article by the authors addressed a method by which the users could be electronically informed on the maturity level of specified multi-media objects.

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Prevention of Presentations Based on Electronic Audience Level Codes for Video Images

      The interchange of video images within an electronic network
can cause a plurality of users to obtain multi-media video
presentations.  These video presentations are often electronically
copied, distributed, filed, etc., to a wide variety of users.  Often
an individual will never see the content of such presentations before
distributing these objects to a multitude of users.  These
multi-media presentations may contain information that is sensitive
in nature.  Particular scenes may be depicted that warrant adult
supervision.  To date, the storage and interchange forms have focused
on the physical aspect of video information.  A previous article by
the authors addressed a method by which the users could be
electronically informed on the maturity level of specified
multi-media objects.  However, users also desire mechanisms that
would prevent a recipient from viewing a multimedia presentation if
the recipient is not of the maturity categorization deemed necessary
for viewing the object.

      This disclosure focuses on the intellectual aspect of the
information, more specifically, a method of preventing users within a
network from viewing multi-media objects of a particular
categorization level.  The creation of an Audience Secure Level
Interface allows users to electronically tag video objects according
to their intellectual aspects.  In addition, the user can specif...