AN OVERBROAD PATENT on managing online distribution based on location - This application from Google seeks to patent the idea of...managing content distribution based on geographic limitations! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 12/2/2009 that discusses:
- Returning a search results query that only shows content which can be distributed in a location selected by the searcher
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - A reference to anything that meets all of the criteria to the question above AND ALSO involves publishers reviewing distribution locations of content.
TITLE: Publisher review of proposed geo-targeted content
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] a method by which publisher can review proposed geo-targeted content items to determine whether the content items include any offensive material, whether the content items are composed in an acceptable format, or whether the content items should be approved or disapproved for any other reason.
- Publication Number: US20130138487 A1
- Application Number: US 13/513,325
- Assignee: Google
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 12/2/2009
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 11/26/2013
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A computer-implemented method for managing content distribution, the method comprising:
Receiving content information regarding content items for distribution and how the content items are to be distributed;
Receiving publication information regarding locations where content items are to be distributed;
Updating, by at least one processor based on the received content information and publication information, a searchable data structure that relates the content information and the publisher information;
Receiving a search query regarding content items that are related to at least one location where content is to be distributed;
Retrieving, by at least one processor from the data structure, content information responsive to the search query; and
Transmitting content information responsive to the search query to enable review of the content information.
In English this means:
A method of managing content distribution, comprising:
Receiving information on where and how content is to be distributed
Updating a searchable data structure that relates content to publisher information
Receiving a search query for content items which can be distributed in a location
Retrieving information about the content which can be distributed in that location
Transmitting information about that content (presumably to a publisher) for review
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 12/2/2009
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming publishers reviewing distribution locations of content.
"A process for managing content distribution from the Applicant"
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