TORONTO – YANGAROO Inc., (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF) the industry’s leading secure digital media distribution company, is pleased to announce that it has been granted United States patent #7,529,712 titled “Content Distribution System and Method” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This patent will be in effect until 2026.
The U.S. patent for “Content Distribution System and Method” covers a method of distributing digital content, such as music and advertising, to selected individuals over the Internet, in which the uploading content provider selects the individuals that are entitled to access the content and sets release conditions, such as a time and date. Once the identities of the selected individuals have been verified at login, they are provided with access to the uploaded content if those release conditions are met.
YANGAROO’S Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is the only such system available to the North American record, radio and advertising industries that has U.S. and Canadian patent protection for all of these essential features.
“This grant of our second U.S. patent underscores YANGAROO’s status as the founding inventor in its sector and adds substantial value to the company,” said John Heaven, President and CEO of YANGAROO. “Our focus on leading through innovation continues to bring the best and most advanced solutions available to our customers. As a result of our program of actively protecting our technology, both the U.S. and Canadian patent offices have recognized our inventions as patents. We will continue to be vigilant in protecting these valuable intellectual property rights.”
This U.S. patent complements YANGAROO’s Canadian patent number 2,407,774 of the same title that was granted in 2005, together providing a North America-wide safeguard for the company’s intellectual property. These “Content Distribution System and Method” patents augment YANGAROO’S intellectual property portfolio, which includes U.S. patent number 7,003,670 titled “Biometric Rights Management System,” which is also pending in Canada as patent application number 2,349,797, and pending U.S. patent application number 11/854,289 titled “Media File Distribution System and Method.”
YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital delivery solution for the music and advertising industries. DMDS is a web-based delivery system that pioneers secure digital file distribution by incorporating biometrics, high-value encryption and watermarking. DMDS replaces the physical distribution of musical recordings and advertising to radio, media, retailers and other authorized recipients with more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital delivery of broadcast quality media via the Internet.
YANGAROO’s DMDS has made over six million deliveries of over 21,000 songs from more than 600 record labels to destinations which include radio stations representing over 35 U.S. broadcast chains. U.S. record labels made over 2 million deliveries of songs via DMDS in 2008. DMDS is the only system that can digitally deliver music across the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and London, U.K. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB:YOOIF. For further information, please contact John Heaven at 905-763-3553 or visit www.yangaroo.com.