US 9,813,756 B2
Media network environment
Mitch Frederick Singer, Culver City, CA (US); and Brian David Lakamp, Culver City, CA (US)
Assigned to SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP); and SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC., Culver City, CA (US)
Filed by SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC., Culver City, CA (US); and SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Aug. 4, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/451,304.
Application 14/451,304 is a continuation of application No. 10/687,357, filed on Oct. 15, 2003, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/434,774, filed on Dec. 17, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/471,823, filed on May 20, 2003.
Prior Publication US 2014/0344870 A1, Nov. 20, 2014
Int. Cl. H04H 60/32 (2008.01); H04N 21/433 (2011.01); G06F 21/10 (2013.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04N 7/16 (2011.01); H04N 21/2343 (2011.01); H04N 21/2543 (2011.01); H04N 21/258 (2011.01); H04N 21/414 (2011.01); H04N 21/4147 (2011.01); H04N 21/436 (2011.01); H04N 21/4363 (2011.01); H04N 21/4367 (2011.01); H04N 21/4402 (2011.01); H04N 21/4405 (2011.01); H04N 21/442 (2011.01); H04N 21/4627 (2011.01); H04N 21/6334 (2011.01); H04N 21/8355 (2011.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 21/433 (2013.01) [G06F 21/10 (2013.01); H04L 63/06 (2013.01); H04L 67/42 (2013.01); H04N 7/163 (2013.01); H04N 21/2343 (2013.01); H04N 21/2543 (2013.01); H04N 21/2585 (2013.01); H04N 21/25816 (2013.01); H04N 21/4147 (2013.01); H04N 21/41422 (2013.01); H04N 21/4331 (2013.01); H04N 21/4334 (2013.01); H04N 21/4367 (2013.01); H04N 21/43615 (2013.01); H04N 21/43622 (2013.01); H04N 21/43637 (2013.01); H04N 21/4402 (2013.01); H04N 21/4405 (2013.01); H04N 21/44204 (2013.01); H04N 21/44231 (2013.01); H04N 21/4627 (2013.01); H04N 21/63345 (2013.01); H04N 21/8355 (2013.01); G06F 2221/0706 (2013.01); H04L 12/2803 (2013.01); H04L 12/2805 (2013.01); H04L 12/2812 (2013.01); H04L 41/509 (2013.01); H04L 63/104 (2013.01); H04L 67/2842 (2013.01); H04L 2463/101 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A network media environment, comprising:
a first hub network encompassing a first local environment based on a first server which is coupled to a first client;
a second hub network encompassing a second local environment based on a second server which is also coupled to the first client,
wherein the first local environment and the second local environment overlap,
wherein the second local environment is movable with a movement of the second server;
wherein the first client stores a bound instance of first content bound to the first hub network and a bound instance of second content bound to the second hub network,
wherein the bound instance of a content bound to a hub network can only be played or presented through a client that is a member of the hub network,
wherein the bound instance of the second content bound to the second hub network is monitored according to a license for the second content stored in the first client when the second local environment is moved away from the first local environment,
wherein the bound instance of the second content stored in the first client is disabled according to the license for the second content when the second local environment no longer overlaps the first local environment.