Buying media from retailers is expensive and time consuming. Therefore, file sharing, bit Torrents and Usenet are common practice in the world today. The owners of digital content are losing money as people have the ability to use their content without paying for the rights. On the other hand, the end-users are unsure about their rights concerning possession of downloaded content. Our invention offers a solution to this problem which provides a favorable outcome for all parties.
CLYC and Legalize It is a system which acts as an intermediary between two entities, proprietor of copyright for digitally widespread content who is willing to grant an e-license and client with no license for digitally widespread content who is willing to pay for an e-license. Both enter the system via an application inquiry. CLYC then matches the two using computer and database technology, obtaining agreements and fees before granting and delivering an e-license certificate.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The present invention is a business method which enables the anonymous transfer of digital rights from proprietor to client through an intermediary.