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Electronic Audience Level Codes for Distributing Video Images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110446D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 63K

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 individuals will never see the content of such presentations before distributing these objects to a multitude of users. These multi-media presentations may contain information which is sensitive in nature. Particular scenes may be depicted that typically warrant adult supervision. To date, the storage and interchange forms have focused on the physical aspect of video information.

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Electronic Audience Level Codes for Distributing 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
individuals will never see the content of such presentations before
distributing these objects to a multitude of users.  These
multi-media presentations may contain information which is sensitive
in nature.  Particular scenes may be depicted that typically warrant
adult supervision.  To date, the storage and interchange forms have
focused on the physical aspect of video information.

      This articles focuses on the intellectual aspect of the video
information, more specifically, the intellectual maturity at which
graphical video images can be esteemed by users.  The creation of an
Audience Level Interface allows users to electronically tag video
images according to their intellectual aspects.  Upon the creation of
a video presentation, the user is prompted to specify the audience
educational level to be associated to the document.  This allows the
user to associate a rated R or rated PG, etc., to the video
presentation, thus specifying recommended ages and/or parental
supervision of the video presentation.  A Generalize Data Stream
(GDS) permits for unique codes to be designed for each specified
category.  A Reception Service upon a us...