CN101097644B - Electronic book display apparatus - Google Patents

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CN101097644B
CN101097644B CN 200710136672 CN200710136672A CN101097644B CN 101097644 B CN101097644 B CN 101097644B CN 200710136672 CN200710136672 CN 200710136672 CN 200710136672 A CN200710136672 A CN 200710136672A CN 101097644 B CN101097644 B CN 101097644B
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佐藤克彦
北村义弘
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An electronic-production distribution management system comprises an electronic-production sales device (1) for selling an electronic production, a copyright management device (4) for managing the copyright charge of an electronic production sold through the electronic-production sales device (1), a seller terminal (5) used by a seller, and a writer terminal (7) used by a writer. The electronic-production sales device (1) calculates the copyright charge of a selected electronic production and sends it to the copyright management device (4), in which the received data on copyright charges by writer is stored, thus allowing the copyright management device (4) to manage copyright charges.

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电子书显示装置[0001] 本发明是以下专利申请的分案申请:申请号=200510059122. 9,申请日:1999年6 Electronic book display apparatus [0001] The present invention is a divisional application of the following patent applications: Application No. = 2005100591229 filed: June 1999

月30日,发明名称:电子版权作品发行管理系统。 May 30, Title: electronic copyrighted work distribution management systems.

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[0002] 本发明涉及显示版权作品的技术。 [0002] The present invention relates to a technique of displaying the copyright works. 具体地说,本发明涉及解码和显示被编码的电子书的内容的电子书显示装置。 EBook particular, the present invention relates to decode and display the encoded contents of an electronic book display apparatus.

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[0003] 很长时间以来,一直广泛出售使用基于纸介质的书。 [0003] For a long time, it has been widely sold book based on the use of paper media. 在出版书时,印刷相应于该书被希望的出售的份数的预定数的拷贝,并通过发行系统在书店或类似场合发行。 When publishing a book, corresponding to the number of copies printed book to be sold by a predetermined number of copies desired, and the release in the case of a bookstore or the like through the distribution system. 该书放在店铺里以便出售。 The book in the shop for sale. 这些书在出售之前变成每个书店的库存。 These books became every bookstore inventory prior to the sale. 当这些书在一段预定的时间之内未出售时,这些书可能被归还给作为该书的原始出售商的出版商。 When these books are not sold within a predetermined period of time, these books may be returned to the original vendor of the book as a publisher.

[0004] 出版商很难精确地掌握出售的书的数量,以及在每个书店中的库存的书的数量。 The number of [0004] the number of publishers is difficult to accurately grasp the sale of the book, and the book inventory in each bookstore. 支付给版权所有人相当于有出版商指示的被销售的拷贝的粗略估计数的版权使用费。 Copyright royalties paid to the rough estimate of the number of copyright holders the equivalent of a copy of the sales of the publisher indicated. 因此,不是总能给版权所有人支付正确的版权使用费。 Therefore, do not always give the copyright holder the right to pay copyright royalties.

[0005] 近来,诸如书等之类的版权物已经转换成了电子形式,以类似于软件的发行的方式在市场上发行。 [0005] Recently, such as books and the like copyright material has been converted into electronic form, in a manner similar to the release of the software released in the market. 由于不实施印刷该版权作品的过程,所以版权所有人难于确定被销售的拷贝份数。 Due to the implementation of the printing process of the copyrighted work, the copyright owner is difficult to determine the number of copies to be sold. 更困难的是版权所有人获得正确的版权使用费。 Even more difficult is the copyright owner to obtain the correct copyright royalties.

[0006] 日本专利公报5-89360号的发明公开了与此有关的技术。 [0006] Japanese Patent Publication No. 5-89360 discloses the invention related to this technique. 公开在这份日本专利公报5-89360号的发明中的软件自动出售系统包括一IC(集成电路)存储卡,它带有存储该卡的ID(标识)号和用户ID号的R0M(只读存储器),以及可读/可写RAM(随机访问存储器);一自动销售设备,它合并了电话线和存储有多个软件的存储设备;以及核准中心,它有连接用来分配版权的核准号的电话线。 Software invention disclosed in this Japanese Patent Publication No. 5-89360 automatic sale system comprises a IC (Integrated Circuit) card, which the card ID (identification) number and user ID number with the stored R0M (read-only memory), and a readable / writable RAM (random access memory); a vending apparatus which incorporates a telephone line and a storage device storing a plurality of software; and the approval center, which has connection approval number for dispensing copyright the phone line. 购买者经由电话线选择他/她希望购买的软件并从核准中心获得一核准号,自动销售设备凭此将存储设备中的软件载入所述IC存储卡的RAM 中。 Purchaser to select his / her wishes to purchase software that is obtained via a telephone line and a number from the approval center approved, whereby the automatic vending device software storage device into the RAM of the IC memory card.

[0007] 通过经由核准中心集中被销售的软件的总量,版权所有人可以确定被销售的软件的份数。 [0007] by the total amount approved by the central focus of the software is sold, the copyright owner can determine the number of copies to be sold software. 但由于该核准中心和自动销售设备是借助于电话线连接的,所以存在一个由关于安全控制方面的问题。 However, since the approval center and the automatic vending device are connected by means of telephone lines, there is a problem about the safety control. 换句话说,通过非法访问,有可能从被连接到电话线的自动销售机中泄漏出售信息等。 In other words, the illegal access, is likely to leak from the telephone line connected to the automatic vending machine to sell information.

[0008] 为了防止从自动销售机中非法获得软件,在IC存储卡中存储所述卡的ID号和用户ID号。 [0008] To prevent unauthorized access to software from a vending machine, the memory of the card ID number and the user ID number in the IC memory card. 在用户从自动销售设备中购买软件的情况下,将保留那次购买的信息。 In the case of users buy software from vending equipment, will retain the information that purchased. 可能引起关于保护隐私方面的问题。 It may cause problems with the protection of privacy. 此外,由于购买者必须依靠其中登记由用户ID号等的某种卡来获得软件,所以暴露了购买者的匿名,以至于削弱了购买的意愿。 In addition, the purchaser will have to rely on the registration of which is obtained by the software user ID card number, etc. of some kind, so exposed the anonymous buyers that weakened the willingness to buy.

[0009] 在安装所述自动销售设备的人对该自动销售设备拥有控制权的情况下,该安装可能导致经由该自动销售设备进行非法出售诸如软件之类的版权作品,或者伪造出售的份数。 [0009] In the case of mounting the automatic vending device has control of the human automatic vending device, the installer may result illegal sale of copyrighted work such as software or the like through the automatic vending device or falsify the number of copies sold . 因此,存在这样的问题,即可能不能支付给版权所有人正确的版权使用费。 Therefore, there is a problem that may not be paid to the copyright holder the right to use the copyright fee. [0010] 在用户从自动销售设备中购买诸如软件之类的版权作品的情况下,在电子版权作品选择之后,写入记录介质的操作需要时间,并且核准购买版权作品的程序也需要时间。 Operation [0010] In the case where a user purchases a copyrighted work such as software or the like from the automatic vending device, the electronic copyrighted work after selection, the required time into the recording medium, and the program for later approval copyright work takes time. 因此,存在这样一个问题,即自动销售设备被每一个购买者占用相当长一段时间。 Therefore, there is a problem, the device is automatically sold each purchaser occupied for quite some time.

[0011] 这个问题可以通过减少写数据进入记录介质时间,以及增加用在核准程序中使用的数据通信速度来相对地减轻。 [0011] This problem can write data into the recording medium by reducing the time and increasing the data transmission rate used in the approval process to be relatively reduced. 但特别在诸如书数据之类的大量电子作品的数据需写入记录介质的情况下,缩减所需的时间是有限度的。 However, particularly in the case where a large amount of data such as electronic books like work of data needs to be written to the recording medium, reduce the time required is limited.

[0012] 解决这一问题的可能的方法是根据用户数量增加自动销售设备的数量。 [0012] possible solution to this problem is to increase the number of vending equipment in accordance with the number of users. 但用来出售版权作品的自动销售设备很昂贵,而且还需要安装的地方。 But to sell the copyrighted work of vending equipment is very expensive and also require local installation. 因此希望利用最小数量的自动销售设备满足很多用户。 Therefore we hope to use the minimum number of vending equipment to meet a lot of users.

[0013] 根据诸如个人计算机和软件之类的终端设备的硬件的发展,作为一种类型的电子版权作品的电子书的出版已经越来越广泛。 [0013] According to the development of hardware terminal devices such as personal computers and software such as publishing an e-book type of electronic copyrighted work has become increasingly widespread. 人们可以依靠终端设备查字典或读小说。 One can rely on the terminal device dictionary or reading novels. 因此, 所述终端设备必须能够再现电子书,以显示在显示设备上。 Thus, the terminal device must be capable of reproducing the electronic book for display on a display device. 但所述显示设备包括各种显示属性。 However, the display device includes various display attributes. 存在这样的情况,即不能正确地显示该电子书的内容。 There is a case that can not correctly display the contents of the e-book. 例如,图像数据包括诸如分辨率、颜色数、灰度级等显示属性。 For example, image data includes display attributes such as resolution, number of colors, gradation and the like. 当该图像数据显示于具有其它显示属性的显示设备上时, 该图形数据必须经由诸如分辨率转化(放大、缩小)、降低颜色数、抖动处理等方法进行转换,以符合该显示装置的显示属性。 When the image data is displayed on a display device having another display attribute, such as the resolution of the graphics data to be converted via (enlargement, reduction), reducing number of colors, dithering process and other methods of conversion to conform to the display attribute of the display device . 但如果同一个处理应用到前述图像数据的整个区域上, 存在画面质量降低的缺点。 But if the same process is applied to the entire region of image data, there is a disadvantage of reduced image quality.

[0014] 公开在日本专利公报62-277855号的发明解决了这一问题。 [0014] The invention disclosed in Japanese Patent Publication No. 62-277855 solves this problem. 公开在这份日本专利公报62-277855号的发明的图像处理装置根据图像的每个区域的图像类型,改变诸如放大、缩小、灰度级转换等图像处理方法。 The image processing apparatus disclosed in this invention, Japanese Patent No. 62-277855 in accordance with the image type of each region of the image, such as changes in enlargement, reduction, image processing such as gradation conversion method. 但当该图像数据由这样的图像装置处理时,由于用户必须指定区域和选择图像处理,所以该操作变得十分冗长乏味。 However, when the image data is processed by such an image forming apparatus, since the user must specify the region and select the image processing, so that the operation becomes very tedious. 如果这些处理自动进行, 那么在该图像的每个区域中的图像类型必须识别。 If the automated process, the type of image in each region of the image must be identified. 但这样一来,这种处理量很大。 But in that case, such a large amount of processing. 以至于图像处理将在处理速度低的便携终端设备或类似设备中消耗时间。 The image processing time that will be consumed at a low processing speed of the mobile terminal device or similar device.

[0015] 在电子书的内容出售中,从保护版权的观点出发,必须防止电子书刊目录的内容的非法拷贝。 [0015] In the e-book content for sale, from the viewpoint of copyright protection, the need to prevent illegal copying of contents of electronic books and catalogs. 公开在日本专利公报5-122701号的发明被认为是关于该技术的。 In the invention disclosed in Japanese Patent Publication No. 5-122701 it is considered with respect to the technology. 公开在这份日本专利公报5-122701号的售货记账(chargeaccoimt)信息处理器包括磁光盘,在其中存储了解码该编码的一系列信息组(series of information group),或者由于部分地丢失经由空中或预定的发送路径发送的一系列信息组所必需的程序或数据;磁光盘驱动设备,用于执行将信息记录到该磁光盘或从该磁光盘再现信息;以及个人计算机,用于根据该磁光盘中的程序或数据解调一系列信息组。 Since the partially disclosed in this Japanese Patent Publication lost charge account number 5-122701 (chargeaccoimt) comprises a magneto-optical information processor, which is stored in the decoding of the encoded series of information group (series of information group), or or set of air via a series of information transmission path for transmitting a predetermined program or necessary data; magneto-optical disk drive apparatus for performing recording of information to the magneto-optical disc or reproducing information from the magneto-optical disc; and a personal computer, according to the magneto-optical disk data demodulation program or a series of information group. 该个人计算机从该磁光盘上再现解调该一系列信息组所必需的程序或数据,并且使用被再现的程序或数据解调该一系列信息组。 The personal computer demodulating the series of reproducing information group necessary programs or data from the magneto-optical disk, and using the reproduced program or data demodulates the series of information group. 因此,只能某些用户可以利用被发送到多个用户的该一系列信息组。 Accordingly, only certain users can use the series of group information is transmitted to multiple users.

[0016] 当该一系列信息组的发行人,例如软件发行人,生产待售的磁光盘时,该软件的售货记账可以通过包括该软件的使用费调节(accommodate)。 [0016] When the issuer of the series of information group, such as software issuers, magneto-optical disc production for sale, the sales accounting software can be adjusted (accommodate) by including a fee for the software. 但该费用只能以介质(磁光盘) 为基础交付。 However, the fee can only be medium (magneto-optical) based delivery. 存在这样一个问题,即当在一个介质中存储了多个软件时,不能交付每个软件的版权费用。 There is a problem, that is, when a number of software stored in a medium, can not be delivered for each software copyright fees.

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[0017] 按照前述观点,本发明的目的是提供能够根据售货记账状态等改变可以被再现的 [0017] in accordance with the view of the foregoing, an object of the present invention is to provide a change according to charge account status and the like can be reproduced

4编码内容的电子书显示装置。 The electronic book display apparatus 4 encoded content.

[0018] 为了实现本发明的上述和其他目的,根据本发明的一方面,提供一种电子书显示装置,包括:输入单元,用于输入显示所述内容的辅助信息和被编码的电子书内容;处理单元,用于从经由所述输入单元输入的辅助信息和预先存储的用户密钥产生一内容密钥,并且使用该内容密钥再现被所述输入单元输入的编码内容;以及显示单元,用于显示被所述处理单元再现的内容。 [0018] To achieve the above and other objects of the present invention, in accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an electronic book display apparatus, comprising: an input unit for inputting an indication of the content of the auxiliary information and encoded contents of an electronic book ; processing unit for a key input from the user via the input means and the auxiliary information stored in advance to generate a content key using the content key and reproduces the encoded contents input by the input unit; and a display unit, for displaying the contents reproduced by the processing unit.

[0019] 由于该处理单元从经由该输入单元输入的辅助信息和预先存储的用户密钥产生一内容密钥,并且使用该内容密钥再现由输入单元输入的编码内容,所以只有特殊的电子书显示装置才可以再现那些编码的内容。 [0019] Since the processing unit generates a contents key from the auxiliary information via the key input unit and a prestored user, using the content key reproducing encoded contents input by the input means, only a particular electronic book the display device may reproduce only the contents of those encoding.

[0020] 本发明的另一方面,提供一种电子书显示装置,包括:第一处理单元,用于根据电子书数据和用户标识来产生辅助信息,并比较所产生的辅助信息和添加到该电子书数据的辅助信息;以及再现处理单元,用于根据由所述第一处理单元的比较结果确定该内容的再现处理方法,并再现该内容。 [0020] Another aspect of the present invention to provide an electronic book display apparatus, comprising: a first processing unit for generating auxiliary information according to electronic book data and a user identification, and compare the generated auxiliary information and added to the electronic book data auxiliary information; and a reproduction processing unit, a reproduction processing method according to a comparison result is determined by the first processing unit of the content, and reproduces the content.

[0021] 由于该电子书显示装置可以从电子版权作品出售装置输入该辅助信息和编码的内容,从该辅助信息和预先存储的用户密钥产生内容密钥,并且使用该内容密钥再现编码的内容,所以该编码的内容只能由特殊电子书显示装置再现。 [0021] Since the electronic book display apparatus can be sold from the electronic copyrighted work contents of the auxiliary information input means and the encoded content key from the key generation information and the previously stored auxiliary user, and using the content key reproduced encoded content, the content playback apparatus of the encoding only by a particular electronic book display.

[0022] 本发明的再一方面,提供一种电子书显示装置,包括:包含有多个带有至少数据和处理程序其中之一的模块,以及带有一个显示属性信息的描述的模块的内容;处理单元,用于从带有显示属性的描述的所述模块提取显示属性,并有选择地根据所述显示属性执行所述多个模块一产生所述内容,以及显示单元,用于显示由所述处理单元再现的内容。 [0022] In another aspect of the present invention, there is provided an electronic book display apparatus comprising: a module with at least one of a plurality of processing programs and data therein, and a module with a description of display attribute information content ; processing unit, from the description of the means for extracting attributes with display display attribute, and selectively generating one of the content, and a display unit according to the display attributes of the plurality of execution modules for displaying the the content reproduction processing unit.

[0023] 由于再现处理单元根据由第一处理单元比较的结果确定该内容的再现处理方法, 以再现该内容,所以特殊用户能够再现和显示该内容。 [0023] Since the reproduction processing method of the content reproduction processing unit based on the result determined by the first processing unit to reproduce the contents, so that a particular user can reproduce and display the content.

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[0024] 图1展示了本发明的第一实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的示意结构。 [0024] FIG. 1 shows a schematic structure of a first embodiment of an electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the present invention.

[0025] 图2是描述本发明的第一实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的处理程序的流程图。 [0025] FIG 2 is a flowchart showing a processing procedure of the electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the first embodiment of the present invention will be described.

[0026] 图3A-3C描述电子书的数据结构的图表。 [0026] Figures 3A-3C diagram describing a data structure of the electronic book.

[0027] 图4展示了本发明的第二实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的示意结构。 [0027] FIG. 4 shows a schematic structure of an electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the second embodiment of the present invention.

[0028] 图5展示了本发明的第三实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的示意结构。 [0028] FIG. 5 shows a schematic structure of an electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the third embodiment of the present invention.

[0029] 图6是描述根据本发明的第四实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的图表。 [0029] FIG. 6 is a graph depicting an electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the fourth embodiment of the present invention.

[0030] 图7是展示售货设备103的示意结构的框图。 [0030] FIG. 7 is a block diagram showing a schematic structure of a vending device 103.

[0031] 图8是展示阅读器101的示意结构的框图。 [0031] FIG. 8 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of a reader 101.

[0032] 图9是展示密钥管理中心110的示意结构的框图。 [0032] FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of a key management center 110 impressions.

[0033] 图10展示了在阅读器101、售货设备103、出版商108和密钥管理中心110之间的 [0033] FIG. 10 shows a viewer 101, vending device 103, publisher 108 and key management center 110 between the

密钥信息等的通信内容。 Communication content key information and the like.

[0034] 图11展示了由操作模块503产生的位串的一个实例。 [0034] FIG. 11 shows an example of the operation module 503 generates a bit string.

[0035] 图12展示了内容售货记账信息表的一个实例。 [0035] FIG. 12 shows one example of contents charge account information table.

[0036] 图13是描述由阅读器101解释编码的内容以再现和显示该内容的处理程序示意 [0036] FIG. 13 is described by the content processing routine 101 explained encoder reader to reproduce and display the content of a schematic

5图。 Figure 5.

[0037] 图14A-14D展示了阅读器101的显示属性。 [0037] FIGS. 14A-14D show display attributes of viewer 101.

[0038] 图15展示了相应于图14A-14D的阅读器101的显示格式的显示属性。 [0038] FIG. 15 shows display attributes corresponding to the display format of FIG. 14A-14D reader 101.

[0039] 图16是描述阅读器101的显示屏幕的坐标系统的图表。 [0039] FIG. 16 is a graph depicting the coordinate system of the display screen 101 of the viewer.

[0040] 图17展示了编码的内容的一个实例(第一实例)。 [0040] FIG. 17 shows an example of encoded content (first example).

[0041] 图18展示了编码的内容的一个实例(第二实例)。 [0041] FIG. 18 shows an example of encoded content (second example).

[0042] 图19展示了处理表的一个实例。 [0042] FIG. 19 shows an example of the processing table.

[0043] 图20是描述PUTIMAGE处理模块的处理程序的图表。 [0043] FIG. 20 is described with PUTIMAGE processing module processing program graph.

[0044] 图21示意性地描述了当在介质102的不可读区域中存在一个位串时,阅读器101 的处理。 [0044] FIG. 21 schematically depicts a bit string when there is an unreadable area in the medium 102, the reader 101 of the processing.

[0045] 图22A和22B是描述提供在介质102中的不可读区域的图表。 [0045] FIGS. 22A and 22B are graphs provided in the medium 102 described unreadable area.

[0046] 图23是展示根据本发明的第五实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的示意结构的框图。 [0046] FIG. 23 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of the electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the fifth embodiment of the present invention show.

[0047] 图24是描述在本发明的第五实施例的阅读器820中登记用户ID的处理程序的图表。 [0047] FIG. 24 is a graph of the registered user ID at viewer 820 of the fifth embodiment of the present invention, the processing routine described below.

[0048] 实现本发明的最好模式 [0048] The best mode of carrying out the invention

[0049](第一实施例) [0049] (First Embodiment)

[0050] 参考图1,根据本发明的第一实施例的电子作品出售系统包括:电子书出售装置(以后称为“出售终端”),用于满足购买者3实现购买电子版权作品的程序,并写将被购买的电子书数据到记录介质2 ;版权管理装置(以后称为“版权管理中心”)4,用于关于由出售终端1销售的电子书数据,管理版权使用费;售货人终端5,它由电子书的售货人6使用; 以及版权持有人终端7,它由电子书的版权持有人8使用。 [0050] Referring to FIG 1, an electronic copyrighted work sales system comprising a first embodiment of the present invention: an electronic book sales apparatus (hereinafter referred to as "sales terminal"), to meet the purchaser 3 to purchase an electronic copyrighted work to achieve the program, and write e-books will be purchased data to the recording medium 2; copyright management apparatus (hereinafter referred to as "copyright management center") 4, for the sale of e-books sold by data on terminal 1, copyright royalty management; sales people terminal 5, which is used by a seller 6 of an electronic book; and copyright holder terminal 7, which is used by a copyright holder 8 of the electronic book. 出售终端1、版权管理中心4、出售终端5和版权持有人终端7分别借助通信线路28连接。 Sales terminal 1, copyright management center 4, sales terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 are respectively connected via a communication line 28.

[0051] 出售终端1包括:显示单元9,用于显示购买者3选择将要购买的电子述所必需的书的信息,以及出售终端1的操作方法等;操作单元12,经由该单元实现购买电子书的程序;书的数据写单元13,用于将所选择的电子书数据写入借助介质插入口10插入的记录介质2 ;书的数据存储单元14,在其中记录了相应于多本书的电子书数据;出售终端控制单元15,用于提供对出售终端1的总体控制;出售终端ID存储单元16,用于存储为了便于管理而加到安装在各个地点的每个出售终端1的出售终端中的ID号;出售信息记录单元17,用于在出售终端1中记录与电子书的出售状态有关的信息;版权使用费信息存储单元20,用于存储与将被销售的电子书的版权使用费有关的信息;版权使用费计算单元19,用于根据存储在版权使用费信息存储单元20的信息,计算将被销售的电子书的 [0051] Sale terminal 1 includes: a display unit 9, the information purchaser 3 selects to purchase the electronic said necessary book for display and sale of the operation method of the terminal 1; operation unit 12, realized later electrons flow through the cell book program; book data write unit 13 for the selected electronic book data into the recording medium insertion port 10 is inserted by the medium 2; book data storage unit 14, which is recorded in a plurality of books corresponding to electronic book data; sales terminal control unit 15, for providing overall control of sales terminal 1; sales terminal ID storage unit 16, for each of the sales terminal and stored in order to manage the various locations were fed sale terminal 1 the ID number; sales information recording unit 17, the state information for sale recorded in sales terminal 1 and associated electronic book; copyright royalty information storage unit 20 for storing a copyright of an electronic book to be sold fee information; a copyright royalty calculation unit 19, according to the information stored in copyright royalty information storage unit 20, calculates an electronic book to be sold 版权使用费;以及出售终端通信单元18,用于借助诸如电话线路之类的通信线路28,实现信息发送/接收。 Copyright royalty; and a sales terminal communication unit 18, via a communication line such as a telephone line or the like 28, to realize information transmission / reception. 出售终端通信单元18可以通过无线电通信而不是用电线来进行发送/接收。 Sales terminal communication unit 18 may be used instead of wires to transmit / received by radio communication.

[0052] 购买者3根据显示在显示单元9上的内容,经由介质引入口10和操作操作单元12 插入记录介质2,从而将所要的电子书的数据写入记录介质2。 [0052] 3 content purchaser on the display unit 9, via the medium inlet 10 and operation unit 12 is inserted into the recording medium 2 according to the display, so that the electronic book data to be written to the recording medium 2. 被写入电子书数据的记录介质2经由介质排出口11排出(output)。 Electronic book data is written to the recording medium 2 is discharged medium discharge port 11 (output) through. 虽然介质引入口10和介质排出口11分开提供,但可以使用具有同一槽口的结构。 While the medium 10 and the medium inlet is provided separately from the discharge port 11, but may be used with the same slot structure.

[0053] 书数据存储单元14、出售终端ID存储单元16、出售信息记录单元17和版权使用 [0053] book data storage unit 14, sales terminal ID storage unit 16, sales information recording unit 17 and copyright

6费信息存储单元20由电可读和可写并且无论是否提供主电源都可以保持信息的非易失性存储器、带有后备电池的存储器、以磁性记录的记录介质等构成。 6 royalty information storage unit 20 is read and written by electrically and whether or not the main power supply can provide the nonvolatile memory information holder, a battery-backed memory, a magnetic recording medium to record the like.

[0054] 出售终端控制单元15由CPU(中央处理单元)、在其中记录该CPU的执行程序的ROM(只读存储器)、用作工作区等的RAM(随机访问存储器)组成。 [0054] The sales terminal control unit 15 by a CPU (Central Processing Unit), the RAM (Random Access Memory) in which the CPU executes a program recorded in a ROM (Read Only Memory), a composition is used as a work area. 由执行存储在该ROM和RAM中的程序的CPU控制出售终端1。 By the CPU executing a program stored in the ROM and RAM in the control of sales terminal 1.

[0055] 版权使用费计算单元19提取相应于由购买者从存储在版权使用费信息存储单元20中的版权信息选择的电子书的版权使用费信息,以计算器版权使用费用。 [0055] copyright royalty calculated copyright royalty information corresponding to the unit 19 extracts the electronic book selected by the purchaser of the copyright information stored in copyright royalty information storage unit 20 from the to copyright fee calculator. 位于出售终端控制单元15中的CPU可以实现版权使用费的这种计算。 Such sale terminal control unit located in the CPU 15 may implement copyright royalty calculation.

[0056] 版权管理中心4包括:管理中心控制单元21,用于提供对版权管理中心4的总体控制;售货人信息存储单元22,用于管理有关于由出售终端1销售的电子书的售货人的信息;出售终端信息存储单元23,用于管理安装在各个地点的每个出售终端的出售终端ID, 并且用于管理有关于相应于每个出售终端ID的出售终端的信息;管理中心通信单元24,用于借助诸如电话线路之类的通信线路,实现信息发送/接收;版权信息存储单元25,用于存储与将由出售终端1销售的电子书的版权有关的信息;版权使用费数据记录单元26,用于存储与将由出售终端1销售的电子书有关的版权使用费数据;以及版权使用费数据核准处理单元27,用于根据由版权所有人8借助版权所有人终端7实现的核准程序收集版权使用费信息,以产生将发送到售货人终端5的信息。 [0056] Rights management center 4 comprising: a management center control unit 21, for providing overall control of copyright management center 4; a seller information storage unit 22, for managing the sale on a sales terminal 1, an electronic book sales consignor information; sales terminal information storage unit 23, a sales terminal ID of each sales terminal installed in the management of various locations, and to manage information corresponding to each sales terminal ID of the terminal on sale; management center communication unit 24, via a communication line such as a telephone line or the like, to realize information transmission / reception; copyright information storage unit 25 for storing sales information by sales terminal 1, copyright related to an electronic book; copyright royalty data a recording unit 26 for storing copyright royalty data related to an electronic book sold by sales terminal 1; and a copyright royalty data approval processing unit 27, for approval of the copyright holder terminal 7 is achieved by the copyright holder means 8 in accordance with copyright royalty information collection program, to generate the information will be sent to the seller terminal 5. 管理中心通信单元24可以通过无线电通信而不是用电线来进行发送/接收。 Management center communication unit 24 may be used instead of wires to transmit by radio communication / reception.

[0057] 售货人终端5是能够在出售终端1和版权管理中心4之间进行数据通信的通信终端。 [0057] The seller terminal 5 is a communication terminal capable of data communication between sales and copyright management center terminal 14. 版权所有人终端7是能够与版权管理中心4进行数据通信的通信终端。 Copyright holder terminal 7 is a communication terminal capable of data communication with copyright management center 4. 售货人终端5 和版权所有人终端7可以通过诸如能够经由通信线路进行数据通信的个人计算机的装置来实现。 Seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 may be implemented by a device such as a personal computer capable of data communication via a communication line. 与售货人终端5和版权所有人终端7有关的信息可以由版权管理中心4来管理。 The seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 information can be managed by the copyright management center 4. 售货人或版权所有人可以经由售货人终端5或版权所有人终端7从版权管理中心4获得必要的信息。 A seller or copyright holder terminal via a seller may be 5 or copyright holder terminal 7 to obtain the necessary information from the copyright management center 4.

[0058] 图1展示了售货人终端5和版权所有人终端7是单个的终端的那种结构。 [0058] FIG. 1 shows a seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 is a terminal structure of a single kind. 在售货人6拥有版权所有人8的电子版权作品的版权的情况下,售货人终端5和版权所有人终端7 可以由同一终端配置而成。 In the case of a seller 6 owns the copyright of an electronic copyrighted work copyright holder 8, seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 may be configured by the terminal from the same. 在这种情况下,售货人终端5和版权所有人终端7作为同一终端登记在版权管理中心4中。 In this case, seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 is registered in the same terminal 4 as in the copyright management center.

[0059] 虽然图1展示了一个售货人6使用一个售货人终端5的那种结构。 [0059] Although Figure 1 shows a sales person 6 using a structure that a seller terminal 5. 但多个售货人6可以使用一个售货人终端5管理电子版权作品。 But more vending 6 people can use a seller terminal 5 Managing electronic copyrighted work.

[0060] 将参考图2描述购买者3用来购买电子书的本实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的处理程序。 [0060] 2 will be described later with reference to FIG. 3 are used for later processing program for an electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the electronic book according to the present embodiment. 首先,购买者3根据出售终端1的显示单元9的显示内容,使用操作单元12选择将要购买的电子书(S1)。 First, purchaser 3 sales terminal according to the display contents of the display unit 1 to 9, using an electronic book (S1) Select the operation unit 12 to be purchased. 然后,购买者3插入在其中将要记录该电子书的记录介质2(S2)。 Then, purchaser 3 to be inserted therein the electronic book recording medium 2 (S2) at.

[0061] 在经由介质引入口10将记录介质2插入之后,出售终端控制单元15促使版权使用费计算单元19计算该版权使用费用。 [0061] After introducing port 10 via the recording medium 2 into the medium, sales terminal control unit 15 causes copyright royalty calculation unit 19 calculating a copyright royalty fee. 版权使用费计算单元19参考存储在版权使用费信息存储单元20中的版权使用信息来计算被购买者3选择的电子书的版权使用费用(S3)。 Copyright copyright royalty fee calculation unit 19 refers to copyright information stored in copyright royalty information storage unit 20 to calculate the purchaser 3 to select an electronic book (S3).

[0062] 出售终端控制单元15在出售信息记录单元17中记录指示由版权使用费计算单元19计算出来的版权使用费数据从出售终端1向版权管理中心4的发送开始的信息(S4)。 [0062] The sales terminal control unit 15 in the sales information recording unit 17 recording information from the sales terminal 1 transmits the start of the copyright management center 4 (S4) unit 19 copyright royalty data calculated by the copyright royalty calculation indicated. Out

7售终端控制单元15促使出售终端通信单元18将该版权使用费数据借助通信线路28发送到版权管理中心4 (S5)。 7 sales terminal control unit 15 causes the sales terminal communication unit 18 the copyright royalty data is transmitted to the copyright management center 4 (S5) via a communication line 28. [0063] 版权管理中心4的管理中心控制单元21借助通信线路28和管理中心通信单元24 接收该版权使用费数据。 [0063] Rights management center management center 4, the control unit 21 via a communication line 28 and management center communication unit 24 receives the copyright royalty data. 那个版权使用费数据记录在为每个版权所有人管理和记录版权使用费用的版权使用费数据记录单元26中(S6)。 The copyright royalty data recorded for each copyright holder the copyright royalty management and data recording unit recording copyright fee of 26 (S6). 管理中心通信单元24借助管理中心通信单元24和通信线路28通知出售终端该版权使用费登记已经结束(S7)。 Management center communication unit 24 via management center communication unit 24 and the communication line 28 notifies sales terminal registration of the copyright royalty has ended (S7).

[0064] 在借助通信线路28和出售终端通信单元18接收到该版权使用费登记已经结束的信息之后,出售终端控制单元15在出售信息记录单元17中记录指示该使用费费用已经登记在版权管理中心4中的信息(S8)。 [0064] In the means of the communication line 28 and sales terminal communication unit after 18 receives the information of the copyright royalty registration has ended, sales terminal control unit 15 instructs the toll fee has been registered in copyright management in the sales information recording unit records 17 information center 4 (S8). 然后出售终端控制单元15在出售信息记录单元17中记录指示将购买者3选择的电子书数据写入记录介质2的写入操作开始的信息(S9)。 Then sales terminal control unit 1517 is recorded in sales information recording unit indicating the electronic book data selected by purchaser 3 into the recording medium information (S9) the writing operation starting 2. 将电子书数据写入记录介质2的写入操作由书数据写入单元13开始(SlO)。 The electronic book data into the recording medium 2 by the write unit writes the data start book (SlO) 13.

[0065] 出售终端控制单元15确认将购买者3选择的电子书数据写入记录介质2的写入操作已经结束,并当该写入操作正常结束时将指示写入操作完成的信息记录到出售信息记录单元17中。 [0065] The sales terminal control unit 15 confirms the electronic book data selected by purchaser 3 into the recording medium 2 a write operation has been completed, and when the writing operation to write information indicating the normal end of the recording operation is completed to sell the information recording unit 17. 如果该写入操作不正常地结束,则出售终端控制单元15将写错误信息记录到出售信息记录单元17中(Sll)。 If the write operation is terminated abnormally, the sales terminal control unit 15 records write error information into sales information recording unit 17 (Sll). 在通过出售终端控制单元15确认写入电子书数据的操作正常完成之后,从介质排出口11中排出记录介质2(S12)。 After the operation of the control unit 15 confirms the sale terminal to write the electronic book data is normally completed, the medium 2 (S12) is discharged from the recording medium outlet 11.

[0066] 通过上述处理程序,当在出售终端1中向版权管理中心4发送版权使用费数据期间发生错误以及当记录在版权管理中心4的版权使用费数据记录单元26中的数据与实际的出售历史记录数据之间存在差异时,可以基于记录在出售终端1的出售信息记录单元17 中的信息进行检查。 [0066] By the above processing procedure, Dangdang sale recorded in copyright management center copyright royalty 4 data recording unit data 26 with the actual error occurs during the sales terminal 1 data to the copyright management center 4 transmits the copyright royalty and when there is a difference between the historical data can be checked based on the information recorded in sales information recording unit sale terminal 1 17.

[0067] 即使在由出售终端1向购买者3的记录介质2写入电子书数据的写操作期间,出售终端1的操作由于电源故障或类似原因而停止的不正常情况下,也只有开始该写操作的状态记录在出售信息记录单元17中。 [0067] During a write operation, even if recorded by the purchaser to sell the terminal 1 2 3 medium writing electronic book data, sold under the operation of a terminal power failure or the like due to the reason is not normally stopped, only the start of the write state recorded in the sales information recording unit 17. 因此可以进行关于该电子数数据的出售不正常地结束的确认。 It can be confirmed that the number of electrons on the sale of data is not properly completed.

[0068] 在一本要销售的电子书中包括多个版权所有人的版权的情况下,版权使用费计算单元19可以根据存储在版权使用费信息存储单元20中的信息,为每个版权所有人计算版权使用费用。 [0068] In an electronic book to be sold in the case where the copyright holder comprises a plurality of copyright, a copyright royalty calculation unit 19 based on information stored in copyright royalty information storage unit 20, for each copyright people use to calculate the cost of copyright. 版权管理中心4经由通信线路28和管理中心通信单元24接收关于每个版权所有人的版权使用费,并且根据存储在版权信息存储单元25中的版权信息,将相应于每个版权所有人的版权使用费记录到版权使用费数据记录单元26中。 Copyright management center 4 receives the copyright royalty fee for each copyright holder via the communication line 28 and management center communication unit 24, and according to the copyright information stored in copyright information storage unit 25, corresponding to each copyright holder copyright recording fee to the copyright royalty data recording unit 26.

[0069] 版权所有人8可以经由版权所有人终端7查阅记录在版权管理中心4的版权使用费数据记录单元26中的他/她自己的版权使用费数据,以核准那个版权使用费数据。 [0069] copyright holder terminal 7 8 can access to records in 26 of his / her own copyright royalty data copyright management center copyright royalty data recording unit 4, to approve the copyright royalty data via the copyright holder. 当由版权所有人8核准时,版权使用费数据核准处理单元27借助管理中心通信单元24发送该版权使用费数据给售货人终端5。 When approved by the copyright holder 8, copyright royalty data approval processing unit 27 via management center communication unit 24 transmits the copyright royalty data to seller terminal 5.

[0070] 图3A展示了由一个版权所有人写作的一本书的数据结构。 [0070] Figure 3A shows a data structure of a book by a copyright holder writing. 描述相应于一本书的电子书数据的结构。 It is described corresponding to a structure of the electronic book data of book. 该数据结构包括:指示书1的ID的“书1的ID”;指示诸如该书的题目、价格、作者或出版商的名字等之类与书有关的目录信息的“目录信息1”;指示与作为书1 的版权拥有人的版权所有人A相关的信息的“版权所有人A的ID”;指示与版权所有人A的书1相关的版权使用费信息的“版权使用费信息Al”;以及相应于书1的正文(body text) 的“书数据Al”。 The data structure includes: "ID Book 1" ID indicates book 1; instructions such as "directory information 1" book title, price, author or publisher's name and the like and directory information about the book; instructions "ID a of the copyright holder" associated with a copyright owner of the book 1 a copyright owner information; "copyright royalty information Al" a book indicates the copyright owner of a copyright royalty related information; and the corresponding text of the book 1 (body text) "book data of Al." [0071] 在将书1的电子书数据登记到出售终端1中时,将“书1的ID”、“目录信息1”和“书数据A1”登记到书数据存储单元14中,而把“版权使用费信息A1”登记到版权使用费信息存储单元20中,以使得对应于“版权所有人A的ID”。 [0071] When registering the electronic book data of book 1 into sales terminal 1, the "ID Book 1", "directory information 1" and "book data A1" are registered in book data storage unit 14 whereas " copyright royalty information A1 "registered in copyright royalty information storage unit 20, so that the corresponding" ID "copyright holder a.

[0072] 图3B展示了由多个作者写作的一本书的数据结构。 [0072] Figure 3B shows the data structure of a book written by multiple authors writing. 展示了相应于一本书的电子书数据的结构。 It shows the structure of a book corresponding to the electronic book data. 该数据结构包括:指示书2的ID的“书2的ID” ;指示书2的目录信息的“目录信息2”;指示版权所有人A的ID的“版权所有人A的ID”;指示关于版权所有人A的版权使用费的“版权使用费信息A2,,;相应于由版权所有人A写作的正文的“目录数据A2,,; 指示版权所有人B的ID的“版权所有人B的ID” ;指示关于版权所有人B的版权使用费的“版权使用费信息B2”;以及相应于由版权所有人B写作的正文的“书数据B2”。 The data structure includes: "ID Book 2" ID of the instruction sheet 2; 2 indicating bibliographical information of "content information 2"; "ID of copyright holder A" ID indicating the copyright holder A; indication Copyright copyright royalty of person a "copyright royalty information A2 ,,; text corresponding to a copyright holder a writing" directory data A2 ,,; "copyright holder B, indicating the ID of copyright holder B ID "; indicating the copyright royalty on the copyright holder B," copyright royalty information B2; data book "and the corresponding text written by the copyright holder and B" B2. " 在具有更多版权所有人的情况下,其数据接在“书数据B2”之后存储。 In the case of having more copyright holders, the data in the memory then after the "book data B2."

[0073] 在将书2的电子书数据登记到出售终端1中时,将“书2的ID”、“目录信息2”、“书数据A2”和“书数据B2”登记到书数据存储单元14中,而把“版权使用费信息A2”和“版权使用费信息B2”登记到版权使用费信息存储单元20中,以使得分别对应于“版权所有人A 的ID”和“版权所有人B的ID”。 [0073] When registering the electronic book data of book 2 into sales terminal 1, the "ID of a book 2," "directory information 2", "book data A2" and "book data B2" registered in book data storage unit 14, while the "copyright royalty information A2" and "copyright royalty information B2" registered in copyright royalty information storage unit 20, so that respectively correspond to "ID of copyright holder a," and "copyright holder B the ID ".

[0074] 图3C展示了一数据结构,在该数据结构中,将对应于一本书的电子书数据按章或节划分。 [0074] Figure 3C shows a data structure in the data structure, the electronic book data corresponding to one book is divided by the chapter or section. 该数据结构包括:指示书3的ID的“书3的ID”;指示书3的目录信息的“目录信息3” ;指示版权所有人A的ID的“版权所有人A的ID” ;指示关于书数据A3a的版权使用费的“版权使用费信息A3a”;相应于该正文的第一章或节的“书数据A3a”;指示版权所有人A的ID的“版权所有人A的ID”;指示关于书数据A3b的版权使用费的“版权使用费信息A3b”;以及相应于该正文的下一章或节的“书数据A3b”。 The data structure includes: "ID Book 3" indicates the ID of a book 3; "directory information 3" indicating bibliographical information 3; "copyright holder A-ID" indicating the ID of copyright holder A; indication copyright royalty of the book data A3a "copyright royalty information A3a"; corresponding to the first chapter or section of the body of the "book data A3a"; "copyright holder a-ID" indicating the ID of copyright holder a; an indication of the copyright royalty of the book data A3b "copyright royalty information A3b"; and a text corresponding to the next chapter or section "book data A3b." 在具有其它章或节的情况下,其相关的数据接在“书数据A3b”之后存储。 In the case of other chapters or sections, the relevant data in the memory after contact "book data A3b."

[0075] 在将书2的电子书数据登记到出售终端1中时,将“书3的ID”、“目录信息3”、“书数据A3a”和“书数据A3b”登记到书数据存储单元14中,而把“版权使用费信息A3a”和“版权使用费信息A3b”登记到版权使用费信息存储单元20中,以使得对应于“版权所有人A的ID”。 [0075] When registering the electronic book data of book 2 into sales terminal 1, the "ID of a book 3," "directory information 3", "book data A3a" and "book data A3b" registered in book data storage unit 14, while the "copyright royalty information A3a" and "copyright royalty information A3b" registered in copyright royalty information storage unit 20, so that the corresponding "ID of copyright holder a."

[0076] 在本发明的电子版权作品发行管理系统中,可以为销售的电子书的售货记账提供将钞票插入出售终端1的插入口或插入诸如信用卡、预付卡(pr印aid card)之类的无现金卡插入口。 [0,076] In the electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the present invention may be provided to the banknote insertion port is inserted into sales terminal 1 or insertion such as credit card, a prepaid card (pr printing aid card) for the charge account of an electronic book sales class cashless card insertion slot. 此外,赊销记账可以经由通过出售终端通信单元18和通信线路28的电子财务往来结账。 In addition, the billing credit can be sold through the checkout via terminal communication unit 18 and the communication line 28 to electronic financial transactions.

[0077] 在出售终端1中为售货记账提供插入口的情况下,出售终端1安装在书店、车站售货摊等地方,作为为相应于集中起来的出售额支付售货记账的专用的终端(dedicated terminal)。 [0077] In a sales terminal for the charge account the availability of the insertion opening, sales terminal 1 installed at a bookstore, station stalls and other places, as to correspond to the amount sold together dedicated to pay the charge account terminal (dedicated terminal). 在出售终端1中不提供用于售货记账插入口的情况下,出售终端1可以由诸如个人计算机之类的通用装置实现。 In the case of sale terminal 1 is not provided for the charge account of the insertion opening, the terminal 1 may be sold by a general purpose apparatus such as a personal computer implementation. 采用诸如个人计算机的硬盘之类的记录装置作为出售终端ID存储单元16以让人预先在该记录装置中存储出售终端ID信息。 A recording apparatus such as a personal computer using a hard disk or the like as the terminal ID storage unit 16 sold to people sales terminal ID information prestored in the recording apparatus. 当购买者3购买电子书时,经由操作单元12输入与该出售终端ID有关的信息,由此,通过与记录在该记录装置中的该出售终端ID比较,由该购买核准做出决定。 When purchaser 3 purchases an electronic book, and 12 input via the operation unit of the information about the sale terminal ID, whereby, by comparing with the sales terminal ID recorded in the recording means, decided by the purchaser approval.

[0078] 在这种情况下,将与拥有该个人计算机的个人相关的信息作为该出售终端ID登记。 [0078] In this case, the information related to individuals with the personal computer as the sales terminal ID registration. 应注意到,由于版权管理中心4实际上不使用那个出售终端,而是直接管理与将获得诸如电子书之类的电子版权作品的购买者相关的信息,因此,购买者3的匿名不必非得不为 It should be noted, due to the copyright management center 4 does not actually use that to sell the terminal, but directly for information management and the electronic copyrighted work such as e-books and the like related to the purchaser, so buyers do not have to not anonymous 3 for

9人知。 9 people know.

[0079] 连接出售终端1、版权管理中心4、售货人终端5和版权所有人终端7的通信线路28可以是非该公用线路的专用线路。 [0079] connecting sales terminal 1, copyright management center communication line 4, seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 may be non-exclusive line 28 to the public line. 作为选择,数据通信可以通过诸如卫星之类的无线电通信方式实施。 Alternatively, the data communication may implement a radio communication system such as a satellite or the like through. 本发明的电子版权作品发行管理系统将转换成电子形式的书数据作为电子版权作品销售。 Electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the present invention will be converted into electronic form as an electronic copyrighted work data book sales. 然而,诸如相应于被转换成电子形式的音乐的数据、个人计算机程序、专用游戏软件之类电子版权作品也可以通过该电子版权作品发行管理系统发行。 However, such as corresponding to be converted into electronic form of music data, personal computer program, dedicated gaming software like electronic copyrighted work can also be issued by the electronic copyrighted work distribution management systems.

[0080] 通过在出售终端1的书数据存储单元14中存储非电子书的电子版权作品,并且让书数据写单元将那些电子版权作品数据写入购买者3的记录介质2中,可以销售非电子书的电子版权作品。 [0080] by sales terminal 1 of the book data storage unit 14 stores an electronic copyrighted work of non-electronic book, and the book data so that the write unit writes electronic copyrighted work data purchaser recording medium 3 2, may sell non- electronic copyrighted work e-book.

[0081] 根据以上描述的本发明的电子版权作品发行管理系统,当该电子版权作品在出售终端1中被销售时,计算该版权使用费,并且当该电子版权数据被记录到购买者的记录介质2时,在版权管理中心4中登记该版权使用费数据。 [0081] According to the electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the present invention described above, when the electronic copyrighted work in sales terminal 1 is sold, calculate the copyright royalty, and when the electronic copyrighted data is recorded to the recording purchaser when the medium 2, the registration of the copyright royalty data copyright management center 4. 因此,不用被被集中起来管理的出售信息也能正确地累加该版权使用费。 Thus, instead of been together managed to sell information can be accurately accumulate the copyright royalties. 可以消除由于伪造销售额而不付给该版权所有人恰当的版权使用费用的问题。 You can eliminate the problems caused by counterfeit sales without pay to the copyright holder the right to use the copyright fee.

[0082] 在由出售终端1销售电子版权作品过程中,通过从版权管理中心4中获得核准,由于记录在出售信息记录单元17中的信息和版权管理中心4中的核准历史记录之间发生不一致而可以检测出其版权数据未被设置在出售终端1中的非法电子版权作品的出售。 [0082] In the electronic copyrighted work sold by the process of sales terminal 1, approved by the copyright management center 4, since the recording inconsistency between the information and the copyright management center the sales information recording unit 17 records the history approved 4 and which can detect copyright data is not set in the sale of illegal sales terminal 1, an electronic copyrighted work.

[0083] 在出售终端1出售过程中发生由于电源故障之类的错误状态的情况下,当前的出售状态可以由记录在出售信息记录单元17中的信息辨别。 [0083] Sale occur during sales terminal 1 when an error state due to power failure or the like, the current sales status can be sold by the recording discrimination information 17 in the information recording unit. 这降低了麻烦购买者3或版权所有人的可能性。 This reduces the likelihood of trouble purchaser 3 or copyright holders.

[0084](第二实施例) [0084] (Second Embodiment)

[0085] 图4是展示根据本发明的第二实施例的电子作品出售系统的示意结构的框图。 A schematic block diagram showing a configuration of a system [0085] Figure 4 is an electronic copyrighted work sold according to the second embodiment of the present invention. 由于第二实施例的电子版权作品出售系统中的记录介质2、版权管理中心4、售货人终端5和版权持有人终端7与展示于图1中的第一实施例的电子版权作品出售系统的类似部分相同,因此在此将不重复其细节描述。 Since the electronic copyrighted work sales recording system of the second embodiment in the medium 2, copyright management center 4, seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 and the sale is shown in FIG. 1 a first embodiment of an electronic copyrighted work of the same part of the system is similar, so in this detailed description thereof will not be repeated.

[0086] 第二实施例的出售终端29与图1中所示的出售终端1不同,区别在于在出售终端29中增加了记录与电子书的出售状态相关的信息的出售信息记录单元30、提供写控制、读取以及诸如删除记录在出售信息记录单元30中的出售信息之类的编辑操作的出售信息控制单元31、管理由出售信息控制单元31对该出售信息的编辑处理的出售信息管理单元32, 以及在读出或删除记录在出售信息记录单元30中的出售信息时,将其连接到出售信息读出卡34或出售信息管理卡35的出售信息管理卡连接单元33。 [0086] sales terminal 1 of the second embodiment is different from the sales terminal 29 shown in FIG. 1, except that the increase in sales information recording unit recording information related to sales status of an electronic book at sales terminal 30, 29, to provide write control, read, and delete such as sales information recorded in the sales information control unit an editing operation recording unit 30 of sales information or the like 31, the management information managing unit sale editing process by the information of the sales information control unit 31 32, and the read or delete information recorded in the information recording unit sale 30, connecting it to a sales information readout card 34 or a sales information management card 35 sales information management card connection unit 33. 不再重复对其余结构和功能的详细介绍。 Detailed description will not be repeated for the remaining structure and function.

[0087] 出售信息记录单元30记录与和在与前面的第一实施例中描述的电子书时版权管理中心4通信的进程相关的信息,以及在写书的数据到记录介质2时的进程的信息。 [0087] The sales information recording unit 30 and recorded in the electronic book described in the foregoing first embodiment, the process of copyright management center 4 in communication related information, and writing the book data to the recording medium 2 during the process information. 在正常出售方式下,出售信息控制单元31将这些信息不加任何限制地记录到出售信息记录单元30中。 In the normal manner of sale, sales information control unit 31 to the information without any limitation to record sales information recording unit 30.

[0088] 在将出售信息读出卡34连接到出售信息管理卡连接单元33之后,响应经由操作单元12的预定操作,开始读出记录在出售信息记录单元30中的信息。 [0088] In the sales information readout card 34 after the card is connected to sales information management unit 33 is connected, via a response to a predetermined operation of the operation unit 12 to start reading out the information recorded in sales information recording unit 30 is. 在确认出售信息读出卡34连接到出售信息管理卡连接单元33后,出售信息控制单元31从记录在出售信息记 After confirming that sales information readout card 34 to sales information management card connection unit 33, sales information control unit 31 records in sales information referred

10录单元30中的出售信息中读出需要的信息。 Sales information recording unit 10 30 reads out necessary information. 被读出的信息显示在显示单元9上,写入经由介质引入口10插入的记录介质2,或者在与出售终端29相连接的打印机(未显示)上打印出来。 Information read out is displayed on the display unit 9, written in the recording medium via the introduction port 10 is inserted into the medium 2, or sale terminal printer 29 is connected (not shown) on the print. 因此,操作员可以获得记录在出售信息记录单元30中的该信息。 Thus, the operator can obtain the information recorded in the sales information recording unit 30. [0089] 在出售终端29中记录相应于记录存储在出售终端ID存储单元16中出售终端ID 的程序(在出售信息记录单元30中读出该出售信息的程序)的一部分。 [0089] sales terminal 29 at a portion corresponding to a program recorded in recording sales terminal ID stored in sales terminal ID storage unit 16 (sold reads the program information in the sales information recording unit 30) is. 相应记录存储在出售终端ID存储单元16中出售终端ID的程序的其余部分存储在出售信息读出卡34中。 Memory storing the corresponding remainder of the sales terminal ID recorded in sales terminal ID storage unit 16 in the program sales information readout card 34. 由于出售信息读出卡34与这个出售终端ID对应,所以它不能在其它出售终端中使用。 Since the sales information readout card 34 corresponding to the sales terminal ID, it can not be used in other sales terminal. 因此,只有当相应于该出售终端ID的出售信息读出卡34连接到出售信息管理卡连接单元33 时,出售信息管理单元32才让执行相应于该出售终端ID的程序,以允许从出售信息记录单元30中读出信息。 Thus, only if the corresponding sale information of the sales terminal ID read out the card 34 is connected to a for-sale information management card connection unit 33, sales information management unit 32 before allowing execution corresponding to program the sales terminal ID to allow the sale of information the recording unit 30 reads out information.

[0090] 此外,出售信息控制单元31可以控制出售信息管理单元32以使得只有当用户经由操作单元12实施预定的操作,例如包括输入口令的预定操作时,才能从出售信息记录单元30中读出信息。 [0090] In addition, sales information control unit 31 may control sales information management unit 32 such that only when a user performs a predetermined operation via the operation unit 12, for example, comprise a predetermined operation of entering a password in order to read from 30 sales information recording unit information. 更具体地说,提供基于硬件的控制,以便只有当输入正确的口令,并且出售信息控制单元31经由出售信息管理卡连接单元33和出售信息管理单元32从出售信息读出卡34中读出该程序时,出售信息控制单元31才能从出售信息记录单元30中读出信肩、ο More specifically, a control hardware-based, in order to read out only when the correct password is input, and sales information control unit 31 via the card 32 reads out the sales information management card connection unit 33 and sales information management unit 34 from the sale of the information program, sales information control unit 31 to read signal from the shoulder in the sales information recording unit 30, o

[0091] 正如在第一实施例中所描述的那样,当电子书由出售终端29销售时,将出售信息记录到出售信息记录单元30中。 [0091] As in the first described embodiment, when an electronic book sold by sales terminal 29, the sales information recorded in sales information recording unit 30. 当出售信息管理卡35连接到出售信息管理卡连接单元33 时,由经由操作单元12的预定操作初始化记录在出售信息记录单元30中的信息擦除。 When sales information management card 35 is connected to the sale 33, the erasure information management card connection unit via a predetermined operation by the recording unit 12 in the initialization operation 30 sales information recording unit. 在确认出售信息管理卡35连接到出售信息管理卡连接单元33之后,出售信息控制单元31读出记录在出售信息记录单元30中的出售信息,以将其写入包含在出售信息管理卡35中的管理卡存储单元36中。 After confirming that sales information management card 35 is connected to sales information management card connection unit 33, sales information control unit 31 reads the information recorded in the sales information recording unit 30 for sale in order to write it in the sales information management card contained 35 management card storage unit 36. 然后,出售信息控制单元31擦除记录在出售信息记录单元30中的该出售信息。 Then, the control unit 31 to erase sales information recorded in sales information recording unit 30 of the sales information.

[0092] 在出售终端29中记录相应于存储在出售终端ID存储单元16中的出售终端ID的程序(擦除记录在出售信息记录单元30中的出售信息的程序)的一部分。 [0092] In the sale of a portion corresponding to the terminal 29 is recorded in sales terminal ID of the program stored in the sales terminal ID storage unit 16 (program to erase sales information recorded in the sales information recording unit 30) is. 相应于记录存储在出售终端ID存储单元16中出售终端ID的程序的其余部分记录在出售信息管理卡35 中。 The remainder of the respective sales terminal ID recorded in sales terminal ID storage unit 16 storing a program recorded in the sales information management card 35. 由于出售信息管理卡35与这个出售终端ID对应,所以它不能在其它出售终端中使用。 Since the sales information management card 35 corresponding to the sales terminal ID, it can not be used in other sales terminal. 因此,只有当相应于该出售终端ID的出售信息管理卡35连接到出售信息管理卡连接单元33时,才由出售信息控制单元31执行相应于该出售终端ID的程序,以擦除记录在出售信息记录单元30中的信息。 Therefore, only when the sales terminal ID corresponding to the sales information management card 35 is connected to sales information management card connection unit 33 only when sales information executed by the control unit 31 corresponding to the sales terminal ID of the program to erase recorded in the sales information in the information recording unit 30.

[0093] 根据以上描述的本发明的电子版权作品发行管理系统,只有当出售信息读出卡34 或出售信息管理卡35连接到出售终端29的出售信息管理卡连接单元33时,才实施对记录在出售信息记录单元30中的出售信息的读出或擦除。 [0093] According to the electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the present invention described above, only when sales information readout card 34 or a sales information management card 35 is connected to the sales terminal 29 of sales information management card connection unit 33, only the implementation of the recording sale information reading unit 30 of the recording or the erasure. 因此,可以防止对记录在出售信息记录单元30中的信息的非法读出、重写或擦除。 Thus, it is possible to prevent illegal reading of the information recorded in sales information recording unit 30 is shown, overwriting or erasing.

[0094] 由于记录在出售信息记录单元30中的信息记录在出售信息管理卡35的管理卡存储单元36中,所以该出售信息可以一起管理。 [0094] Since the recording information is recorded in sales information recording unit 30 in the sale management card storage unit 35 of the information management card 36, the sales information can be managed so that together. 由于在本实施例中的出售终端中单独实施了与通过使用普通线路的数据通信对出售信息进行集中管理相反的出售信息的累加管理,所以非法访问或泄漏该出售信息的可能性极低。 Since sale terminal in the embodiment with a single data communication by using a common line of advertisements to sell the possibility of centralized management of the accumulated management information, the sale of unauthorized access or leakage of the information in this embodiment opposite to low. 可以防止在该出售终端中伪造该出售信息。 The sales terminal can be prevented in the counterfeit sales information.

[0095](第三实施例)[0096] 图5是展示根据本发明的第三实施例的电子作品出售系统的示意结构的框图。 [0095] (Third Embodiment) [0096] FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of a system according to the sale of electronic works third embodiment of the present invention. 由于第三实施例的电子作品出售系统中的记录介质2、版权管理中心4、售货人终端5和版权持有人终端7与展示于图1中的第一实施例的电子作品出售系统的类似部分相同,因此在此将不重复其细节描述。 Since the electronic work third embodiment of the recording system sold medium 2, copyright management center 4, seller terminal 5 and copyright holder terminal 7 and vending system shown in FIG. 1 in a first embodiment of an electronic work Similarly the same part, so in this detailed description thereof will not be repeated. [0097] 本实施例的出售终端37与图1中所示的出售终端1不同,区别在于在出售终端37 中增加了在其中临时存储经由介质引入口10插入的记录介质2的记录介质存储单元38, 区别还在于该出售终端控制单元的功能。 Sales terminal 37 shown in FIG. 1, sales terminal [0097] according to the present embodiment different from embodiment 1, except that an increase of recording therein temporary storage 10 is inserted through medium inlet 37, sales terminal in the recording medium storage unit medium 2 38, the difference lies in the function of the sales terminal control unit. 因此,相同的结构和功能的详细描述将不再重复。 Therefore, a detailed description of the same structure and function will not be repeated. 用参考号为39描述该出售终端控制单元。 39 The sales terminal control unit is described with the reference number.

[0098] 经由介质引入口10插入的记录介质2临时存储在记录介质存储单元38中。 [0098] inserted through medium inlet 10 of the recording medium in the recording medium storage unit 382 is temporarily stored. 当在记录介质存储单元38中存储多个记录介质2时,按照来自购买者3的指定,由书数据写入单元13依次将书的数据写入该多个记录介质2中。 When the recording medium 38 stores a plurality of media storage unit 2, in accordance with designation from purchaser 3, a book written by the data unit 13 are sequentially written into the plurality of book data recording medium 2.

[0099] 例如,在多个购买者要将书的数据写入各自的记录介质2的情况下,第一个购买者3经由介质引入口10插入记录介质2以实现选择和购买电子书数据的过程。 In the case [0099] For example, written into the respective data records in the plurality of buyers want to book medium 2, the first purchaser 3 is inserted through medium inlet 10 to enable the recording medium 2 to select and purchase the electronic book data process. 当该购买过程结束时,将指示如何输出记录介质2的信息显示在显示单元9中,或输出到连接在出售终端37上的打印机(未显示)。 When the end of the purchase process, information indicating how to output recording medium 2 is displayed in the display unit 9, or output to a printer connected to the sales terminal 37 (not shown). 然后,初始化写该电子书数据到记录介质2的写操作。 Then, initializing write the electronic book data into recording medium 2 of the write operation.

[0100] 当下一个购买者经由介质引入口10插入记录介质2时,那个记录介质2临时存储在记录介质存储单元38中。 When [0100] the next purchaser through medium inlet 10 into the recording medium 2, the recording medium 2 is temporarily stored in the storage unit 38 in the recording medium. 当一电子书数据中那个购买者选择时,等待进行将该电子书数据写入该第二购买者的记录介质2,直到将该电子书数据写入第一购买者购买者3的记录介质2的写操作结束为止。 When an electronic book data selected by the later, the wait for the electronic book data into the recording medium 2 of the second purchaser, the electronic book data is written until the recording of the first purchaser 3 by medium 2 write operation ends. 当将该电子书数据写入第一购买者购买者3的记录介质2的写结束时,通过在显示单元9中显示等方式通告完成将该电子书数据写入第一购买者购买者3的记录介质2。 When the book data is written by the recording of the first purchaser 3 ends the writing medium 2, the first purchaser to complete the writing electronic book data displayed by the display unit in the advertisement etc. purchaser 9 3 The recording medium 2. 然后将该电子书数据写入下一购买者的记录介质的写初始化。 The e-book and then write the data recording medium of the next purchaser of writing initialization. 该第一购买者取出已经根据以前的信息完成该写操作的记录介质2。 The first purchaser takes out the write operation has completed the recording medium 2 according to previous information.

[0101] 在通告对购买者3的写入完成时,通告可以经由那个购买者拥有的通信设备例如连接到通信线路的个人计算机进行。 [0101] When the write completion announcement purchaser 3, notification may be connected to a personal computer via a communication line to the communication device that the purchaser has.

[0102] 根据本发明的电子版权作品管理系统,即使出售终端37的书数据写入单元13当前正在将电子书数据写入另一购买者的记录介质2,购买者也可以实施同时该购买过程。 [0102] According to the electronic copyrighted work management system according to the present invention, even if book data write unit 37 of sales terminal 13 is currently writing electronic book data to the recording medium 2 of another purchaser, the purchaser may be implemented simultaneously during the later . 因此,可以有效地实施购买者购买的该过程。 Thus, the process can be effectively implemented purchaser purchases.

[0103](第四实施例) [0103] (Fourth Embodiment)

[0104] 图6展示根据本发明的第四实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的概念。 [0104] FIG. 6 shows the concept of an electronic copyrighted work distribution management system of the fourth embodiment of the present invention. 电子书显示装置(以后称为“阅读器”)101再现和显示相应于由电子书出售装置(以后称为“售货设备”)103的提供的电子书的内容(由于该数据一般是编码的,所以以后称为“编码的内容”)的数字数据。 Electronic book display apparatus (hereinafter referred to as "reader") 101 corresponding to the reproducing and displaying an electronic book sold by the device (hereinafter referred to as "vending device") provided by the electronic book content 103 (since the data is typically encoded , so after referred to as "content encoding") digital data.

[0105] 售货设备103借助介质102或通信线路将编码的内容提供给用户106。 [0105] vending device 103 via communication line 102 or the media the encoded content 106 to a user. 介质102 可以记录数字数据,它由磁光盘、光盘、磁盘、硬盘、IC卡以及通过诸如个人计算机之类的设备读出的设备构成。 Medium 102 can record digital data, which consists of magneto-optical disk, optical disk, magnetic disk, hard disk, IC cards, and by a device such as a personal computer or the like read out apparatus. 售货设备103在由用户106请求编码的内容和赊销记账之后,内部地存储电子书数据,以便将内部地存储或由发行中心104发行的编码内容提供给用户。 Vending device 103 after a request by the user 106 and the encoded content billing credit, electronic book data stored internally to the internal store or distribution center 104 issued by encoding the content provided to the user.

[0106] 出版商108编辑或润饰由作者109撰写的版权作品,以将该版权作品转换成电子形式来产生编码内容。 [0106] Publisher 108 or edit 109 retouch written by authors copyright works to the copyrighted work is converted into an electronic form to produce encoded contents. 根据发行中心104的请求,将产生的编码内容经由诸如通信线路之类的有线通信方式,或经由诸如卫星之类的无线电通信方式分发给发行中心104。 The request distribution center 104, the encoded content generated via a wired communication means such as a communication line or the like, or distributed to distribution center 104 via a radio communication system such as a satellite or the like. [0107] 制造商105提供阅读器101给用户106。 [0107] Manufacturer 105 provides a viewer 101 to user 106. 在给用户106提供阅读器104时,在阅读器101中嵌入用户密钥。 When the reader 104 provides the user 106, a user key is embedded in viewer 101. 那个用户密钥也提供给密钥信息管理装置(以后称为“密钥管理中心”)110。 That user key is also provided to a key information management apparatus (hereinafter referred to as "key management center") 110. 就如以下要描述的那样,阅读器101经由这个用户密钥实现解码该编码内容。 As will be described below, the reader 101 decodes the encoded contents achieved via the user key.

[0108] 密钥管理中心110经由通过有线通信方式或无线电通信方式与售货设备103、制造商105或出版商108通信,来管理和发布密钥数据以及以后将要描述类似数据。 [0108] Key management center 110 will be described later via a similar data 103, manufacturer 105, or publisher communication 108 to publish and manage key data by way of wired communication or radio communication with the vending apparatus and manner. 为了简单,在图6中的版权作品发行管理系统只与每种装置中的一件连接。 For simplicity, the copyrighted work distribution management system in Figure 6 is only connected to each device one. 一般情况下,每种装置都连接多个。 In general, each of the plurality of devices are connected.

[0109] 电子书数据也可以借助因特网发行。 [0109] book data can also be issued via the Internet. 在这种情况下,提供商111发行电子书数据给家用终端112(例如个人计算机)并将关于该编码内容的价值(value)支付给提供商111。 In this case, the data provider 111 e-book release to the home terminal 112 (such as a personal computer) and on the value of the encoded content (value) paid to the provider 111. 存储在提供商111中的电子书数据从出版商108中发行。 E-book data stored in the provider 111 release from publisher 108. 提供商111可以以等效于发行中心104的功能实现。 Provider 111 may be implemented in functionally equivalent to a distribution center 104. 家用终端112可以以等效于售货设备103的功能实现。 Home terminal 112 may be implemented in functionally equivalent to a vending device 103.

[0110] 图7是展示图6中的售货设备103的示意结构的框图。 [0110] FIG. 7 is a block diagram showing a schematic structure of vending device 103 of FIG. 6. 售货设备103包括:CPU201, 用于提供对售货设备103的总体控制;存储器202,用于存储该处理内容、程序等;硬盘203,用于多份编码的内容和辅助信息,以正确地再现或显示该编码的内容;密钥管理中心线路I/F(接口)205,用于经由通信线路实现与密钥管理中心110的通信;发行线路接口206,用于借助通信线路实现与发行中心104的通信;显示设备207,用于给售货设备103的用户显示信息;用户接口208,由用户用来查找想要的电子书或选择要购买的电子书;介质写入器209,用于写电子书数据给介质102 ;通信端口210,用于实现与阅读器101的通信; 售货记账设备211,用于在由用户购买该编码的内容以及结算该售货记账的交易中确认预付卡的金额或存款;以及内部总线204,用于连接这些部件。 Vending device 103 comprises: CPU201, for providing overall control of vending device 103; a memory 202 for storing the processing contents, program and the like; a hard disk 203, for more than the encoded content and auxiliary information to properly playback or display the encoded contents; release and distribution center line interface 206, via a communication line to implement; key management center line I / F (Interface) 205 for communication with the implement via a communication line 110 of the key management center communications 104; a display device 207, the user device 103 for display to the seller information; user interface 208 by the user to find a desired electronic book or to select an electronic book to be purchased; medium writer 209, for write medium 102 to the electronic book data; a communication port 210 for effecting communication with a reader 101; a charge account device 211, purchased by the user for confirming the encoded content of the charge account and transaction settlement of prepaid amount or deposit; and an internal bus 204 for connecting these components.

[0111] 图8是展示阅读器101的示意结构的框图。 [0111] FIG. 8 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of a reader 101. 阅读器101包括:处理单元301,用于提供对阅读器101的总体控制,它由一实施各种操作处理的CPU和一DSP(数字信号处理器)构成;RAM302,用于临时保留由处理单元301使用的信息;R0M303,用于存储由处理单元301执行的处理程序,作为阅读器101的特定信息的用户密钥等;内部介质304,用于存储从售货设备103中读取的编码的内容;介质驱动器305,它由磁盘驱动器或从介质102中读出该编码的内容的装置构成;通信端口接口306,用于经由通信线路进行与售货设备103 的通信;图像存储器307,用于在该编码的内容解码之后存储将要提供给用户的图像(内容信息);IXD(液晶装置)308,用于根据存储在图像存储器307中的内容显示该图像;输入单元309,它由将十字准线光标和按钮的状态转换为适合于输出端、图形输入板(tablet)等的串行数据的串口构成;音频单元310,由音 Reader 101 comprises: a processing unit 301, for providing overall control of the reader 101, which consists of a process embodiment of various operations of a CPU and a DSP (Digital Signal Processor); RAM 302 for temporary storage by the processing unit 301 information used; R0M303, for storing a processing program executing unit 301, as the specific information of viewer 101, a user key and the like; internal media 304 for storing data read from the encoded vending device 103 content; medium drive means 305, which consists of a disk drive or reads out the encoded contents from medium 102 configured; communication port interface 306 for communication with vending device via a communication line 103; an image memory 307, for after the encoded contents decoding memory to be supplied to the image (contents information) of the user; IXD (liquid crystal device) 308 for the image according to the contents stored in the image memory 307 in a display; an input unit 309, which consists of the crosshairs the status line cursor buttons and converts the serial data suitable for output, the tablet (Tablet) like a serial configuration; audio unit 310, a sound 频编码解码器或类似的装置构成,以编码经由麦克风输入的音频,在现适合从喇叭输出的编码的音乐;以及系统总线311,用于连接这些元件。 Similar frequency codec or apparatus configured to encode an audio input via a microphone, for encoding in the current output from the speaker music; and a system bus 311 for connecting these elements.

[0112] 图9是展示密钥管理中心110的示意结构的框图。 [0112] FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of a key management center 110 impressions. 密钥管理中心110包括: CPU401,用于对密钥管理中心110提供总体控制;存储器402,用于存储处理内容、程序等; 硬盘403,用于存储用户密钥信息以及以后将要描述的类似信息;售货人线路接口405,用于经由通信线路进行与售货设备103的通信;出版商线路接口406,用于经由通信线路进行与出版商108的通信;制造商线路接口407,用于经由通信线路进行与制造商105的通信; 介质驱动器410,用于对于介质411读取和写入数据;以及内部总线404,用于连接这些元件。 Key management center 110 includes: the CPU 401, for providing overall control of key management center 110; memory 402 for storing the processing contents, program and the like; a hard disk 403 for storing the user key information and the like that will be described later ; vender line interface 405, via a communication line for communication with vending device 103; Publishers line interface 406 for communicating with a publisher 108 through a communication line; manufacturer line interface 407, via a communication with the manufacturer of the communication line 105; medium drive 410, a medium 411 for reading and writing data; and an internal bus 404 for connecting these elements.

13[0113] 图10展示了在阅读器101、售货设备103、出版商108和密钥管理中心110之间的诸如密钥信息之类的通信内容。 13 [0113] FIG. 10 shows a communication content viewer 101, vending device 103 between the publisher 108 and key management center 110 as the key information or the like. 密钥管理中心110包括位于内部硬盘403中的内容对照表501和用户对照表502。 Key management center 110 includes content 403 in an internal hard disk control table 501 and the user table 502. 内容对照表501成对地存储了一内容ID,它是指定给由出版商产生的电子书的编码的内容的信息;以及存储了一密钥,它是在阅读器101中解释、再现和显示该编码的内容所必需的。 Content table 501 stores pairs of a content ID, which is assigned to the encoded content information generated by the electronic book publisher; and storing a key, which is explained in the viewer 101, reproduced and displayed the encoded content required. 应注意到,对应于一个内容ID可以存储多个内容密钥。 It should be noted, the content ID corresponding to a plurality of contents keys may be stored.

[0114] 内容对照表501中的内容ID可以由以下的任何一种方法产生。 [0114] The contents of the lookup table 501 the content ID may be generated by any of the following methods.

[0115] (1-1)密钥管理中心110为每个出版商108预先分配一个内容ID。 [0115] (1-1) Key management center 110 each publisher 108 previously assigned a content ID.

[0116] (1-2)密钥管理中心110响应出版商108的请求,每次产生一个内容ID。 [0116] (1-2) Key management center 110 in response to the request of the publisher 108, each generating an in Content ID.

[0117] 内容对照表501中的内容密钥可以由通过以下的任何一种方法由出版商产生,并且发送给密钥管理中心110。 [0117] SUMMARY content key table 501 may be produced by any of the methods in the following by the publisher, and transmitted to key management center 110.

[0118] (2-1)出版商108产生相应于前面所述的内容ID的内容密钥,并将该组内容ID和内容密钥发给密钥管理中心110。 [0118] (2-1) Publisher 108 generates a contents ID corresponding to the content key previously described, and the group ID and the content key sent to content key management center 110. 密钥管理中心110将该组内容ID和内容密钥添加到内容对照表501中。 The 110 sets of content key management center ID and the content key added to the contents of the lookup table 501.

[0119] (2-2)将通过以前的(1-1)或(1-2)获得的内容ID发送给密钥管理中心110。 [0119] (2-2) The contents ID obtained by the previous (1-1) or (1-2) to key management center 110. 密钥管理中心110产生相应于那个内容ID的内容的编码密钥514和解码密钥515,并且只将编码密钥514送给出版商108。 Key management center 110 generates a corresponding content ID to the content of the encoding key and decoding key 514 515, and only the coding key 514 to the publisher 108. 出版商108使用从密钥管理中心110发来的编码密钥512 编码电子书的内容。 Publisher 108 using the content key 512 from the encoded electronic book encoding key management center 110 sent. 密钥管理中心110将该组内容ID和内容密钥(解码密钥)发给内容对照表501。 The 110 sets of content key management center ID and the content key (decryption key) to the content table 501.

[0120] 相应于所有内容设置同一内容ID和内容密钥,而不是为电子书的每一内容分配内容ID和内容密钥。 [0120] The corresponding content ID and content provided the same key to all content, rather than content distribution key for each content ID and content of an electronic book. 作为选择,对应于每个出版商可以设置一个内容ID和内容密钥。 Alternatively, the publisher may be provided corresponding to each content ID and a content key.

[0121] 用户对照表502不但记录了一组用户ID,它是指定给用户106或阅读器101的信息;而且记录了一用户密钥,它是在相应的阅读器101中解释、再现和显示该编码的内容所必需的。 [0121] The user table 502 only records a set of user ID, which is information assigned to a user or viewer 101. 106; and recording a user key, which is explained in the respective reader 101, the reproduction and display the encoded content required. 用户对照表502中的用户ID和用户密钥可以由以下的任何一种方法产生。 A user ID and user key user table 502 may be generated by any of the following methods.

[0122] (3-1)密钥管理中心110为每个阅读器101产生一个用户ID和用户密钥,并将产生的组添加到用户对照表502中,然后将该组发送给用户106或制造商105。 [0122] (3-1) Key management center 110 for each reader 101 generates a user ID and user key, add the generated group to the user table 502, then sent to the user 106 or groups 105 manufacturers.

[0123] (3-2)密钥管理中心110为每个阅读器101产生一个用户ID并将产生的用户ID 发送给制造商105。 Send [0123] (3-2) Key management center 110 generates for each reader 101 generates a user ID and user ID 105 to the manufacturer. 在接收该用户ID之后,制造商105产生一用户密钥并将该密钥嵌入到阅读器101中。 After receiving the user ID, Manufacturer 105 generates a user key and the key reader 101 is embedded. 然后,制造商105将该组用户ID和用户密钥发送给密钥管理中心110。 Then, manufacturer 105 transmits the set user ID and user key to the key management center 110. 密钥管理中心110将接收到的该组用户ID和用户密钥添加到用户对照表502中。 Key management center 110 receives the set of user ID and user key to the user table 502.

[0124] 对所有阅读器101分配同一用户ID和用户密钥,而不是象上述那样为每一阅读器101分配一用户ID和一用户密钥。 [0124] 101 assigned the same user ID and user key to all readers, not assigned as a user ID and a user key for each viewer above 101. 作为选择,一个用户ID和用户密钥的组可以分配给诸如安装在图书馆、学校等地方的多个阅读器之类的特殊阅读器。 Alternatively, a user ID and user key can be assigned to a group, such as a plurality of special reader such as a reader installed in libraries, schools and other places. 虽然在本发明的电子版权作品发行系统,售货设备103和密钥管理中心110是作为分离装置描述的,但密钥管理中心110的功能可以包含在售货设备103中。 Although the electronic copyrighted work distribution system of the present invention, the vending device 103 and key management center 110 are described as separate devices, but the function of key management center 110 may be included in the vending device 103.

[0125] 下面描述用户106使用阅读器101解释、再现和显示该编码的内容的过程。 [0125] The following describes the user 106 using the reader 101 to explain the process of reproducing and displaying the content of the coding.

[0126] 当用户106从售货设备103获得编码的内容时,用户106查阅售货设备103的显示设备207以选择将要使用用户接口208购买的编码的内容,并提供于阅读器101和通信端口210的连接,如果必要的话。 [0126] 106 when the user 103 obtains encoded contents from vending equipment, a user device 106 to view the display 207 of vending device 103 to select the content using the user interface 208 to be encoded later and provided in the reader 101 and a communication port 210 connection, if necessary. 在确认阅读器101被连接到通信端口210之后,售货设备103中的CPU201获得并在存储器202中存储被保留在阅读器101中的用户ID510。 After confirming that the reader 101 is connected to the communication port 210, vending device 103 obtained in the CPU201 and the user ID510 is retained in viewer 101 stored in memory 202. 这个用 This use

14户ID可以由用户106借助用户接口208直接输入。 14 can use the user ID 106 by the user input interface 208 directly.

[0127] 为每个预定的单元,例如,电子书的题目,在售货设备103的硬盘203中存储多组编码的内容和相应的内容ID504。 [0127] for each predetermined unit, e.g., an electronic book title, storing a plurality of sets of encoded contents and the corresponding content ID504 in the hard disk 203 of vending device 103. CPU203从硬盘203中提取相应于用户106选择的书的编码的内容和内容ID。 106 corresponding to the user selected encoding book content and the content ID CPU203 extracted from the hard disk 203. [0128] 然后相应于用户106选择的电子书的价格,将例如钞票或预付卡,由用户106插入售货记账设备211。 [0128] and 106 corresponding to the electronic book selected by the user's price, such as banknotes or the prepaid card, the user 106 is inserted into charge account device 211. 售货记账设备211确认其价格并结算该笔账目。 Charge account device 211 confirming the price and the sum settlement of accounts. CPU201在从售货记账设备211中接收到结账完成的通知后,借助密钥管理中心线路接口205将存储在存储器202 中的用户ID和内容ID发送给密钥管理中心110。 CPU201 charge account after receiving apparatus 211 from the notification of completion of settlement, by means of a key management center line interface 205 transmits the user ID and the content ID stored in the memory 202 to key management center 110. 当该用户ID—致时,不实施向密钥管理中心110发送该用户ID的操作。 When the user ID- actuator, without performing the operation to transmit the user ID to key management center 110. 例如,在将同一用户ID和用户密钥分配给所有用户的情况下,略去从售货设备103发送该用户ID的操作。 For example, in the case where the same user ID and user key are assigned to all users, operation of the user ID sent from vending device 103 is omitted.

[0129] 密钥管理中心110借助售货人线路接口405从售货设备103接收该内容ID和该用户ID,并存储到存储器402中。 [0129] Key management center 110 via vender line interface 405 receives the content ID and the user ID from vending device 103, and stored in the memory 402. 密钥管理中心110的CPU401不仅调查内容对照表501以提取相应于接收到的内容ID的内密钥,并存储到存储器402中,而且还调查用户对照表502 以提取相应于接收到的ID的用户密钥,并将其存储到存储器402中。 ID is the key of the content key management center 110 CPU401 survey not only to extract the contents of the lookup table 501 corresponding to the received and stored in the memory 402, but also investigated to extract user table 502 corresponding to the received ID user key, and stores it in the memory 402.

[0130] 然后,运算模块(由CPU401及其类似装置构成)503接收该提取的用户密钥和内容密钥,并对其进行运算以产生和输出作为辅助信息的一串位。 [0130] Then, the arithmetic module (constituted by the CPU401 and the like) 503 receives the user key and the content key extracted, and subjected to calculation to generate and output a string of bits as auxiliary information. 图11展示了由运算模块503产生的位串的实例。 11 shows an example of the arithmetic module 503 generates a bit string. 这个位串包括:位数区601,用于存储指示该位串的长度的位数;运算类型识别符区602,用于存储指示被施加在该用户密钥和该内容密钥上的运算的类型的识别符;以及运算结果区603,用于存储通过对该用户密钥和该内容密钥施加运算而获得的运算结果。 This bit string comprising: a median region 601, for storing bits indicating the length of the bit string; operation type identifier region 602 for storing an indication is applied on the user key and the content key operation type identifier; and an operation result region 603 storing the operation result by the application for operation on the user key and the content key obtained. 存储在运算结果区603中的运算结果是可变长度的数据。 Result is stored in the operation result region 603 is data of variable length.

[0131] 运算模块503从存储在存储器402或硬盘403的多个运算程序中选择一运算,并将选择的运算的识别符存储到运算类型识别符区602中。 [0131] the arithmetic module 503 selects a plurality of arithmetic operation program in the memory 402 or the hard disk 403 from the memory, and stores the identifier of the selected operation into operation type identifier region 602. 运算模块503将选择的运算对该用户密钥和该内容密钥施加,并将该运算结果存储在运算结果区603中。 Arithmetic operation module 503 of the selected user key and the content key is applied, and the result is stored in operation result region 603. 然后运算模块503 计算整个位串的长度,并将计算出来的值存储到位数区601中。 Calculation block 503 then calculates the length of the entire bit string, and the calculated value of the number of bit storage area 601.

[0132] 由运算模块503实施的运算F从两个输入值中计算出一个输出值并满足以下条件。 [0132] by the arithmetic operation module 503 of the embodiment F is calculated from two input values ​​and an output value satisfies the following condition.

[0133](条件)Y = G(B, X)的运算G是由于由B = F(X,Y)获得的运算结果出现,这里X 代表用户密钥而Y代表内容密钥。 [0133] (Condition) Y = G (B, X) = arithmetic operation result because G is obtained by the emergence of B F (X, Y), where X represents the user key and Y represents the contents key.

[0134] 在本实施例中,“运算”被限定为F,而“解运算”被限定成G。 [0134] In the present embodiment, "operation" is defined is F, and "solution operation" is defined as G. 运算F和解运算G有无穷多种组合。 F G arithmetic operation settlement infinite variety of combinations. 这里展示他的一些实例。 Showing some of his examples here.

[0135] (l)F(X,Y) = X+Y 和G (B,X) = BX 的组合。 [0135] (l) F (X, Y) = X + Y and G (B, X) = BX in combination.

[0136] (2)F(X,Y) =XXY 和G(B,X) = B + X 的组合。 + X = combination of B [0136] (2) F (X, Y) = XXY and G (B, X).

[0137] (3)F(X,Y) = XY 和G (B,X) = B+X 的组合。 [0137] (3) F (X, Y) = + B = XY combination of X and G (B, X).

[0138] (4)F(X,Y) = X +Y 禾口G(B,X) = BXX 的组合(假设X 不为0)。 Composition [0138] (4) F (X, Y) = X + Y Wo port G (B, X) = BXX (assuming X is not 0).

[0139] (5)F(X,Y) = X"Y 和G (B,X) = LogxB 的组合(假设Χ"Υ 表示指数运算)。 [0139] (5) F (X, Y) = X "and Y composition G (B, X) = LogxB (assuming Χ" Υ indicates exponentiation).

[0140] (6)F(X,Y) =Y>X*G(B,X) = B<X的组合(假设在Y>X时,数值Y是二进制位串, 被右移了X次;而在Β<χ时,数值B是二进制位串,被左移了X次)。 <Combination of X [0140] (6) F (X, Y) = Y> X * G (B, X) = B (assuming when Y> X, numeric Y is a binary bit string is shifted to the right X times ; in Β <[chi] time, the value B is a binary bit string is shifted left X times).

[0141] 解运算G相关于运算F相应出现。 [0141] Solution G arithmetic operation in relation to the respective F appears. 在给每组用户密钥X和内容密钥Y分配一运算类型识别符之后,在密钥管理中心110中存储该运算F和运算类型识别符组。 After each set of a user key X and a contents key Y dispensing operation type identifier, and stores the arithmetic operation type identifier F group key management center 110. 相应的解运算G和运算类型识别符组预先存储在阅读器101中。 Corresponding solution operation G and the operation type identifier is prestored in viewer 101.

[0142] 密钥管理中心110发送包括通过以前的运算和运算类型识别符获得的运算结果的位串给售货设备103。 [0142] Key management center 110 includes a transmitting operation result obtained by the previous operation and the operation type identifier to vending device 103 bit string. 售货设备103的CPU201从密钥管理中心110接收该组位串,以及由用户106通过介质写入器209预选择到介质102的编码的内容。 CPU201 vending device 103 receives the bit string from the set of key management center 110, and 106 by the user to select a pre-encoded content media 102 through the media writer 209.

[0143] 密钥管理中心110根据用户106的售货记账状态,可以请求对于一个编码的内容产生多个位串,以接收该多个位串并写入介质102,而不是通过售货设备103对于一个编码内容接收一个类型的位串并将其写入介质102。 [0143] Key management center 110 according to the charge account status of user 106, a request for content may be encoded to generate a plurality of bit strings, to receive the plurality of bit strings 102 and written to the media, rather than through vending equipment 103 receives a type of a coded bit string for the content and writes the media 102. 更具体地说,售货设备103将相应于编码的内容的售货记账信息存储在内容售货记账信息表1201中,以便将相应于该售货记账信息的不同内容ID发给密钥管理中心110。 More specifically, vending device 103 to the charge account information corresponding to the content stored in the content encoding the charge account information table 1201 so as to correspond to different contents ID sent to the charge account information is encrypted key management center 110.

[0144] 图12展示了内容售货记账信息表1201的一个实例。 [0144] FIG. 12 shows one example of contents charge account information table 1201. 例如,当用户106插入100 日元时,售货设备103只发送内容IDl给密钥管理中心110,并且只接收相应于内容IDl的位串。 For example, when the user 106 is inserted 100 yen, vending device 103 transmits the content IDl to key management center 110 and receives only the content corresponding to the bit string IDl. 当用户106插入300日元时,售货设备103发送内容ID1、内容ID2和内容ID3给密钥管理中心110,并且接收相应于内容ID1、内容ID2和内容ID3的三个位串。 When the user 106 is inserted 300 yen, vending device 103 transmits contents ID1, contents ID2 and contents ID3 to key management center 110, and receives the corresponding contents ID1, contents ID2 and contents ID3 three bit string. 更具体地说, 根据售货记账状态,给密钥管理中心110发送不同类型或数量的内容ID,并且从密钥管理中心110接收相应于那个内容ID的位串。 More specifically, according to the charge account status, key management center 110 to send a different type or amount of content ID, and the content ID corresponding to the received bit string from the key management center 110. 由用户106选择的该组编码的内容以及相应的位串被存储在介质102中。 The content of the group code selected by user 106 and the corresponding bit string is stored in the medium 102.

[0145] 现在参考图10描述由阅读器101处理该组该编码的内容以及记录在介质102中的位串的过程。 [0145] Referring now to Figure 10 depicts the processing contents by the reader 101 and the set of the encoded recording medium 102 in the bit string. 阅读器101的处理单元301包括:分离模块506,用于将记录在介质102中的位串从该编码的内容中分离出来;解运算模块507,用于实施对运算结果区603的解运算以产生内容密钥,其中的运算结果区603包括在用分离模块506分离出来的位串中;以及解码模块508,用于使用内容密钥解码编码的内容。 Reader 101 includes a processing unit 301: a separation module 506, a recording medium 102 in the bit string is separated from the encoded contents; and solution operation module 507 for carrying out solution operation on operation result region 603 in generating a content key, wherein the operation result region 603 includes a separated module 506 separating the bit string; and a decoding module 508, a content using a content key for decoding the encoded.

[0146] 分离模块506分离从编码的内容中分离出记录在介质102中的位串,并且将该位串转移到解运算模块507,而将该编码的内容转移到解码模块508。 [0146] separated from the separation module 506 separating the contents of the encoded bit string recorded in medium 102, and transfers the bit string to solution operation module 507, the content is transferred to the decoding module 508 is encoded.

[0147] 解运算模块507提取存储在从分离模块506转移来的该位串中的运算结果区603 中的运算结果B,并提取运算类型识别符602以选择解运算G。 [0147] In the bit string transferred from separation module 506 to 603 in the operation result B Solution operation module 507 extracts the operation result storage area, and extracts operation type identifier 602 to select solution operation G. 通过对解运算模块507中的用户密钥X和运算结果B实施解运算G,来产生内容密钥Y并转移到解码模块508。 Embodiment by solution operation module 507 solution operation G on user key X and the operation result B, Y and generates a content key is transferred to the decoding module 508.

[0148] 解码模块508使用从解运算模块507转移来的内容密钥解码该编码的内容,并在IXD308上显示该内容。 [0148] The decoding module 508 using the content transferred from solution operation module 507 to the key for decoding the encoded contents, and displays the content on IXD308. 其细节将在以后描述。 The details will be described later.

[0149] 在再现相应于电子书的编码的内容时,出版商108可以不用给密钥管理中心110 发送该原始的内容密钥512,而使用加密密钥514对内容密钥512实施预定的加密,并将其作为内容密钥发给密钥管理中心110。 [0149] When reproducing content corresponding encoded electronic book, publisher 108 can not be sent to key management center 110 of the original content key 512, and content using the encryption key 514 pairs of predetermined encryption key embodiment 512 , and as a content key distributed key management center 110. 在这种情况下,阅读器101使用解码密钥516对由解运算模块507产生的内容密钥实施解码,以获得原始的内容密钥512。 In this case, the reader 101 using the content decoding key 516 pairs generated by solution operation module 507 performs decoding key to obtain the original content key 512.

[0150] 现在将参考图13描述由阅读器101解释、再现和显示该编码的内容的处理过程。 [0150] will now be explained with reference to FIG 13 described by the reader 101, processing of reproducing and displaying the encoded contents.

[0151] 在插入介质102到阅读器101的介质驱动器305之后,处理单元301从介质102读出该位串和编码的内容,以便由前面的处理过程产生内容密钥515。 [0151] After medium 102 is inserted into the reader 101, media drive 305, processing unit 301 reads out the content from the medium 102 and the encoded bit string, to produce by the foregoing process of the content key 515. 当三个位串都象图13 那样添加到该编码的内容上时,解运算模块507产生三个类型的内容密钥并存储到RAM302 中。 When three bit strings are added as FIG. 13 as to the content of the coded, solution operation module 507 generates three types of content key and stored in the RAM302. 解释模块703解释编码的内容701以将其分给多个处理过程704和多个数据模块705。 Interpretation module 703 interprets the contents of the encoding process 701 to be distributed to a plurality of data processing modules 704 and the plurality 705. 每个处理过程704都由相应的处理模块706执行。 704 by each process module 706 performs corresponding processing. 解释模块703和每个处理模块706由执行预定程序的处理单元301实现。 Interpretation module 703 and each processing module implemented by the processing unit 706 301 executing a predetermined program. [0152] 相应于处理过程704的处理模块706执行该处理,同时适当地查阅由解释模块703 分离的数据模块705。 [0152] 704 corresponding to the processing module 706 performs the process in the process while appropriately Now 703 separated by interpretation module 705 data module. 数据模块705包括以后要描述的图像数据、处理表、字形数据以及提供阅读器101中没有的处理功能的处理模块。 Module 705 includes the image data to be described later, processing table, font data, and the reader 101 does not provide a processing function of the processing module. 当解释模块703和处理模块706实施该处理时,适当地查阅由解运算模块507产生的内容密钥515。 When interpretation module 703 and processing module 706 embodiment of the process, suitably by the content Now solution operation module 507 generates 515 a key.

[0153] 图14A-14D展示了阅读器101的显示属性。 [0153] FIGS. 14A-14D show display attributes of viewer 101. 图14A的阅读器101包括两个768X1024像素、单色8级灰度的IXD。 FIG. 14A reader 101 comprises two 768X1024 pixels, a monochrome gray 8 IXD. 在每个IXD中了以显示不同的屏幕。 In each IXD to display in a different screen.

[0154] 图14B的阅读器101只包括一个像素和色调数与图14A相同的IXD。 [0154] FIG. 14B reader 101 comprises the same number of tones and IXD a pixel in FIG 14A. 只能显示一屏幕的显示数据。 Only a screen display data. 图14C的阅读器101只包括一个其像素和色调数与图14A相同的IXD。 FIG 14C includes a reader 101 and a number of pixels whose color tone same as FIG. 14A IXD. 两屏幕数据可以压缩以便一起被显示。 Two screen data may be compressed so as to be displayed together.

[0155] 图14D的阅读器101包括一个480X640像素和260,000种颜色的IXD。 [0155] FIG 14D includes a reader 101 and 480X640 pixel 260,000 colors IXD. 只能显示 Only show

一屏幕的显示数据。 A data display screen.

[0156] 每个阅读器101的显示属性登记在相应于该显示格式的RAM302中。 [0156] Display attributes of each viewer 101 are registered in the display format corresponding to the RAM302. 该显示属性包括:IXD数(包含在阅读器101中的IXD的数量)、IXD的像素数(阅读器101中的IXD 的水平方向和垂直方向的像素数)、LCD的颜色(单色/彩色区别、灰度级数、颜色数)、显示方向(指示用户106是水平地观看该屏幕还是垂直地观看该IXD)、页数(指示在IXD1的屏幕中将显示多少页)等。 The display attributes include: number IXD (IXD number contained in the reader 101), (the number of pixels in the viewer 101 in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction IXD) IXD the number of pixels, the LCD color (monochrome / color difference of gray scale levels, the number of colors), the display direction (indicating that the user 106 is watching the screen horizontally or vertically viewing the IXD), the number of pages (indicating how many pages display) screens and the like in the IXD1. 在图15中展示了相应于图14A-14D的阅读器101的显示格式的显示属性。 Shows display attributes corresponding to the display format of FIG. 14A-14D reader 101 in FIG. 15.

[0157] 现在参考图16描述本实施例的阅读器101的显示屏幕的坐标系。 [0157] now be described with reference to FIG coordinate system of the display screen of the reader 101 of the present embodiment 16 embodiment. 该坐标系包括三种类型,即图像坐标系、页坐标系和显示坐标系,以左上角作为以像素为单位的原点。 The coordinate system includes three types, i.e., the image coordinate system, the page coordinate system and the display coordinate system, the upper left corner as the origin in units of pixels. 该图像坐标系用作描述将要被显示的原始图像。 The image coordinate system is used as described in the original image to be displayed. 图16展示了一个图解(300X200像素,8级灰度)、一幅照片(640X480像素,16,000,000色)、以及一字形图像(每个文字为64X64 像素,2级灰度)。 Figure 16 shows a diagram (300x200 pixels, 8 levels of gray), a picture (640X480 pixels, 16,000,000 colors), and a glyph image (64X64 pixels of each character, gradation level 2). 该图像坐标是为指定图像在将要显示的页上的位置和大小而提供的虚拟坐标。 The image coordinates is to specify the location and size of the image to be displayed on the page of the virtual coordinate provided. 该显示坐标系相应于前面的显示属性限定。 The display coordinate system corresponding to the foregoing display attributes defined.

[0158] 当解释模块703解释和划分在编码的内容701中描述的内容时,为了在LCD308上显示,每个处理模块706都将由该图像坐标系描述的显示对象转换到该显示坐标系。 Display object [0158] When interpretation module 703 to explain the contents and divided described in the encoded content 701, for display on LCD 308., each processing module 706 are described by the image coordinate system is converted to the display coordinate system.

[0159] 图17和18展示了编码的内容701的实例。 [0159] Figures 17 and 18 show examples of encoded contents 701. 该编码的内容由多个数据和称为被描述的模块的处理程序构成。 The content of the encoded data composed of a plurality of processing programs and modules are known as described herein. 解释模块703连续地读出每个模块,并促使每个处理模块706 执行该处理以再现该内容。 Interpretation module 703 continuously reads out each module and causes each processing module 706 performs the process to reproduce the content.

[0160] 图17中的第1-3步对应于整个内容所需要的数据。 Step 1-3 [0160] FIG 17 corresponds to the data required for the entire contents. 解释模块703首先读出该数据。 Interpretation module 703 first reads the data. 通过由解释模块703 —页一页地连续读出该数据,该内容一页一页地再现和显示出来。 By the interpretation module 703 - Page a continuously read out the data, a content of the reproduced and displayed one. 一个模块包括一个模块名称、起始定界符合结束定界符。 A module includes a module name, starting delimiter engagement end delimiter. 例如,该图像数据的起始定界符(102)〜该图像数据的结束定界符(1008)代表一个模块。 For example, the starting delimiter (102) of the image data ending delimiter ~ (1008) the image data representative of a module. 给该起始定界符和结束定界符分配一个模块名称。 The start and end delimiter to assign a delimiter module name.

[0161] 解释模块703为每个模块提取模块名称,并将该模块转移到对应那个模块名称的处理模块706。 [0161] interpretation module 703 extracts the module name for each module, and transfers the module corresponds to that module name of the process module 706. 该模块已经转移到其中的处理模块706通过例如调用子程序来执行对那个模块的处理。 The module has been transferred to module 706 where processing is performed by calling a subroutine of the processing modules, for example. 例如,当解释模块703解释图17的IMAGE模块(1002-1008)时,该IMAGE模块被转移到该IMAGE处理模块。 For example, when interpretation module IMAGE module (1002-1008) 703 explained in FIG. 17, this IMAGE module is transferred to the IMAGE processing module. 该IMAGE处理模块执行后续处理。 The IMAGE processing module executes the subsequent processing.

[0162] 图17和18的每个模块中都包括一指定该内容密钥的区。 Each module [0162] FIGS. 17 and 18 includes a specified area of ​​the content key. 当在用解释模块703解释每个模块指定内容密钥时,那么搜索通过前面的处理产生的该内容密钥,并且在解码该编码的内容之后将其转移到每个处理模块706。 When the designated contents key interpretation module 703 explained by each module, then the search produced by the foregoing process of the content key, and after decoding the encoded contents transferred to each processing module 706.

[0163] 以下将描述图17和18的每个模块的处理内容。 [0163] Hereinafter, the processing contents of each module of FIGS. 17 and 18 will be described.

[0164] (1) IMAGE处理模块(模块名称:IMAGE) [0164] (1) IMAGE processing module (module name: IMAGE)

[0165] 编码的图像数据由通过该压缩方法识别符指示的系统转移,并存储在RAM302中。 [0165] encoded image data transferred by the system indicated by the compression method identifier, and stored in the RAM302. 当该编码的图像数据正确转移之后,给存储这个图像数据的区域分配一图像数据ID号。 Once the correct encoded image data transfer to the storage area of ​​the image data of an image data ID number allocation.

[0166] (2) TABLE处理模块(模块名称:TABLE) [0166] (2) TABLE processing module (module name: TABLE)

[0167] 使用已经指定的内容密钥解码指示该图像处理方法的表数据,并转移以便存储在RAM302中。 [0167] using the content key has been specified decoding table data indicating the image processing method, and transferred to be stored in the RAM302. 当该表数据正确转移之后,给这个表存储区域分配表ID号。 When the table data is transferred properly, the table storage area assigned to the table ID number.

[0168] 图19展示了一个这种处理表的实例。 [0168] FIG. 19 shows an example of such a process table. 例如,当在指定处理ID为“1”时实施放大处理,则在该图像数据经过双线性内插处理之后实施边缘增强处理。 For example, in the embodiment, when the enlargement processing process specified ID is "1", the edge enhancement processing after the image data is subjected to bilinear interpolation process. 当进行缩小处理时, 对该图像数据实施简单的缩小处理。 When the reduction processing on the image data reduction process simple embodiment. 当实施降低颜色数时,该图像数据经受位片处理(bit slice process) 0在这种位片处理中,从由多个位表示的图像的颜色数据和灰度数据中去掉低位的数据。 When the number of colors decreased embodiment, the image data is subjected to processing bit slice (bit slice process) 0 In this bit slice process, the data is removed from the color data of the lower image represented by a plurality of bits and gray scale data.

[0169] (3) MODULE处理模块(模块名称:M0DULE) [0169] (3) MODULE processing module (module name: M0DULE)

[0170] 转移该处理模块本身并作为处理模块存储在RAM302中。 [0170] The processing module itself is transferred and stored in the RAM302 as the processing module. 当该处理模块已经正确转移之后,将该处理模块的名称添加到存储这个处理模块的区域中。 When the processing module has been transferred properly, the processing module name is added to the storage area of ​​the processing module. 这个模块处理模块在将要执行非登记在阅读器101中的处理模块的处理时使用。 This module processing module is used when the non-registration process to be performed in the reader 101 of the processing module.

[0171] (4) PAGE处理模块(模块名称:PAGE) [0171] (4) PAGE processing module (module name: PAGE)

[0172] 指明该页数据的起始点,并将一页的x方向上的像素数和y方向上的像素数作为该页数据的属性存储在RAM302中。 The number of pixels and the number of pixels in the y direction on the [0172] data of the page specified starting point, and an x-direction as in the RAM302 attribute data stored in the page. 在电子书的情况下,指明该页数据的起始点的描述符和指明该页数据的结束点的描述符之间的区域对应于每一页。 In the case of the electronic book, the region between the descriptor indicating the end point of the page data and the descriptor indicating the starting point of the page data corresponds to each page.

[0173] (5) PUT IMAGE 处理模块(模块名称:PUT IMAGE) [0173] (5) PUT IMAGE processing module (module name: PUT IMAGE)

[0174] 在实施一个针对具有出现在RAM302中的指定的ID的图像数据的处理之后,转移该处理过的图像数据到图像存储器307,并将其显示在IXD308中。 [0174] In one embodiment, after processing the image data having the specified ID present in the RAM302 is, transferring the processed image data to the image memory 307, and which is shown in IXD308. 以下将详细描述这种PUT IMAGE处理模块的处理过程。 This process PUT IMAGE processing module will be described in detail.

[0175] 图20是描述这种PUTIMAGE处理模块的处理过程的示意图,PUTIMAGE处理模块706从其相应的区域和该模块中的图像数据中,读出该显示对象的原始图像(图像坐标系)的像素数(XoXYo)、该原始图像区域起始点坐标的像素数(XsoXYso)、该原始图像(DXsXDYs)的区域的像素数、该页(页坐标系统)像素数(XpXYp)、该页区域起始点坐标(XpoXYpo)以及该页区域(DXpXDYp)的像素数。 [0175] FIG. 20 is a diagram for describing this process PUTIMAGE processing module, the processing module 706 PUTIMAGE from image data of the corresponding region of the module and the original image is read out of the display object (image coordinate system) starting number of pixels (XsoXYso) pixel number (XoXYo), the coordinates of the original image region, the region of the original image (DXsXDYs), and (p coordinate system) the number of pixels of the page (XpXYp), the page region starting point the number of pixel coordinates (XpoXYpo) and page regions (DXpXDYp) a.

[0176] PUTIMAGE处理模块706提取该显示区域(显示坐标系)的像素数(XdXYd)、该显示区域起始点坐标的像素数(XdoXYdo)、以及来自RAM302以实施放大/缩小处理的该显示区域的像素(DXdXDYd)的区域数。 The number of pixels [0176] PUTIMAGE processing module 706 extracts the display region (display coordinate system) (XdXYd), the display area coordinates of the starting point pixel number (XdoXYdo), and in embodiments from RAM302 enlargement / reduction processing of the display region region number of pixels (DXdXDYd) a. 当实施从该图像坐标系转换成该页坐标系的放大/缩小处理,接着进行从该页坐标系转换成该显示坐标系的放大/缩小处理时,该放大/缩小处理的放大比例变成全体放大比例。 When carrying out the conversion from the image coordinate system into the coordinate system of the page enlargement / reduction processing, followed by the conversion from the page coordinate system into the display coordinate system of the enlargement / reduction process, the enlargement / reduction processing becomes enlarged scale all enlarged scale. 在本实施例中,该原始图像的区域按照下列放大比例增加/减小。 In the present embodiment, the region of the original image is increased / decreased according to the following enlarged scale.

[0177] X 方向的放大比例:(Xd X DXp) / (Xp X DXs)倍 [0177] an enlarged scale in the X direction: (Xd X DXp) / (Xp X DXs) times

[0178] Y 方向的放大比例:(Yd X DYp) / (Yp X DYs)倍 [0178] enlarged scale the Y direction: (Yd X DYp) / (Yp X DYs) times

[0179] 当图19的处理表作为被选择的处理方法查阅时,执行该放大/缩小处理。 [0179] When the process table in FIG. 19 as the processing method is selected Now, the execution of the enlargement / reduction processing. [0180] 当原始图像的颜色数大于可以被显示的颜色数(依据该显示属性)时,查阅图19 的处理表,并选择将执行的减少的颜色数。 [0180] When the number of colors of the original image is greater than the number of colors that can be displayed (according to the display attribute), the inspection process table in FIG. 19, and reduce the number of colors to choose performed.

[0181] 通过受到过上述放大/缩小处理和减颜色数处理的图像来实现显示,该图像与作为该显示坐标系的原点的(Xdo= (XdXXpo)/Xp,Ydo = (YdXYpo/Yp)) 一起写入图像存储器307的区域中。 [0181] by receiving through said enlarged / reduced image process and reducing number of colors process to achieve the display, the image as an origin of the display coordinate system (Xdo = (XdXXpo) / Xp, Ydo = (YdXYpo / Yp)) together with the writing area of ​​the image memory 307.

[0182] (6) CHAOS处理模块(模块名称:CHAOS) [0183] 带有指定的ID的图像数据的像素值通过以下的函数集(function set)进行变化,然后转移到图像存储器307中,由此在IXD308中实现显示。 [0182] (6) CHAOS processing module (module name: CHAOS) the pixel values ​​of the image [0183] data with the specified ID is varied by the following set of functions (function set), then transferred to the image memory 307, by the this implementation is shown in IXD308. 以下将详细描述这种CHAOS处理。 This process will hereinafter be described in detail CHAOS.

[0184] 针对具有存储在RAM302中的指定的ID(以后表示成“ IO (ζ) ”)的图像数据,使用该模块中的处理参数,实施在以下提出来的处理,以获得处理过的图像(以后称为“结果图像”)。 [0184] the ID with the specified stored in the RAM302 is (hereinafter expressed as "IO (ζ)") of the image data, using the processing parameters of the modules, implemented in the processing of the following proposed to obtain the processed image (hereinafter referred to as "the resulting image"). 当该图像由XOXYO个像素构成时,设置O < ζ<χοχγο,其中ζ表示该图像数据的指标。 When the image is composed of pixels XOXYO provided O <ζ <χοχγο, where [zeta] represents the index of the image data.

[0185] 以a(0) =A将下列运算重复η次。 [0185] In a (0) = A η The following operation was repeated twice.

[0186] a (n+1) = P (l_a (η)) X a (η) [0186] a (n + 1) = P (l_a (η)) X a (η)

[0187] ζ = a(n+l) XXOXYO [0187] ζ = a (n + l) XXOXYO

[0188] Il(z)=R(I0(z)) [0188] Il (z) = R (I0 (z))

[0189] 其中A、P和N为记录在该模块中的数值。 [0189] wherein A, P and N are the values ​​recorded in the module. A是初值,0<A<1。 A is the initial value, 0 <A <1. P为记录在该模块中的处理参数,最好取满足3.6 SP <4的随机值。 P is the processing parameter recorded in the module, it is preferable to take to meet the 3.6 SP <4 random values. N为重复次数。 N is the number of repetitions. 函数R是按位求反(bit inversion)处理,其中,当10的值在0至M之间时,R(x) = M_x。 R is a function bitwise negation (bit inversion) process, wherein, when a value of between 0 to M 10, R (x) = M_x.

[0190] 由上述处理获得的结果图像II,以类似于PUTIMAGE处理模块的方式按照该模块中记录的参数,经受该放大/缩小处理和减颜色数处理。 [0190] The results obtained by the above-described image processing-II, in a manner similar PUTIMAGE processing module according to the parameters recorded in the module, subjected to the magnification / shrink process and reducing number of colors processed. 将处理过的图像转移到图像存储器307以便被显示。 The processed image is transferred to the image memory 307 so as to be displayed.

[0191] 在产生图像数据时,假设以前面的CHAOS函数和参数对该原始图像实施按位求反,然后压缩以便作为编码的图像数据记录在该编码的内容中。 [0191] When generating image data, it assumed that the foregoing function and parameter CHAOS embodiment the original image bitwise inverse, then compressed to be recorded as coded image data of the encoded content. 如果简单地解码该编码的内容,则将在IXD308上显示由CHAOS函数修改过的图像。 If we simply decode the encoded contents, it is displayed through the function modified by CHAOS image on IXD308. 因此,不会显示正确的图像。 Therefore, it does not display the correct image. 通过在已经解码该编码的内容之后施加前面的CHAOS处理,才能在IXD308上显示该正确的图像。 By applying the foregoing CHAOS process after the encoded contents have been decoded, the correct image can be displayed on IXD308. 通过只有当该模块中存在内容密要时激活该CHAOS处理,缺该内容密钥的阅读器101 不可能显示该正确的图像。 By activating the CHAOS processing module only if the content key to the presence, the missing content key reader can not display the proper image 101.

[0192] 通过使用例如一随机函数RAND来代替CHAOS函数限定一处理模块,可以实施一处理。 [0192] instead of CHAOS function defining a processing module using a random function, for example, RAND, a process can be implemented. 虽然在这种情况下被显示的图像的画面质量以及该处理模块的大小不同,但效果类似于使用CHAOS函数能够获得的效果。 Although in this case of different sizes to be displayed, and the picture quality of an image processing module, but the effect is similar to the CHAOS function effects can be obtained. 虽然已经提供了关于通过CHAOS对该图像数据进行混合/去除噪声的处理的描述,对其它模块可以类似地实施通过该CHAOS的噪声混合/去除处理。 While there has been provided a description of the processing performed by the image data CHAOS mixing / removing noise, and other modules may similarly be carried out by mixing the noise CHAOS / removal process.

[0193] (7) BLUR处理模块(模块名称:BLUR) [0193] (7) BLUR processing module (module name: BLUR)

[0194] 在施加模糊处理之后,将处理过的图像转移到图像存储器307中,由此将被模糊郭的对象显示在LCD308上,其中的模糊处理是针对带有该指定的ID的图像数据的一种图像处理方法。 [0194] After the application of blurring, the processed image is transferred to image memory 307, whereby the object to be blurred Guo displayed on the LCD 308., wherein the blurring processing is the image data with the specified ID is An image processing method. 通过当在该模块中指定内容密钥时强迫重复次数N为“0”,来禁止该模糊处理。 When specified by the contents key in the module is repeated N times forced to "0" to disable the blur processing. 这里将详细描述该模糊处理。 This will be described in detail herein blurring. [0195] 对于带有存储在RAM302中的指定的ID的图像数据(表示成10 (x,y)),使用在该模块中的处理参数实施以下提出来的处理,以获得处理过的图像(以后表示成结果图像T1 (x,y))。 [0195] For the image data with the specified ID stored in the RAM302 (denoted as 10 (x, y)), in the module process parameters set forth below embodiments processing to obtain a processed image ( after the resultant image is expressed as T1 (x, y)). 当该图像由XOX Y0个像素构成时,设置0 ( x<XQ、0 ( y<Y0关系式,其中x和y 表示该图像数据的坐标指标。 When the image is composed of pixels XOX Y0, provided 0 (x <XQ, 0 (y <Y0 relation, where x and y represent coordinates of the index image data.

[0196] 假设当N = 0时II = 10,对所有像素,将下列运算重复n次,并且第2步的处理只 [0196] When N = 0 is assumed when II = 10, for all the pixels, the following operation is repeated n times, and the processing of Step 2

实施一次。 Once implemented.

[0197]第 1 步:Il(x, y) = 10 (x,y)*M(P,x,y) [0197] Step 1: Il (x, y) = 10 (x, y) * M (P, x, y)

[0198] 第2步:类似于PUTIMAGE的方法,让图像II接受该放大/缩小处理和减颜色数处理,并转移到图像存储器307以便显示。 [0198] Step 2: Method similar PUTIMAGE, so that the image receiving II magnification / shrink process and reducing number of colors processed and transferred to the image memory 307 for display.

[0199] 第3步:让I0(x,y) = II (x,y),重复从第1步起的处理。 [0199] Step 3: Let I0 (x, y) = II (x, y), the processing is repeated from step 1 onwards.

[0200] 应注意:P和Q是记录在该模块中的参数。 [0200] It is noted that: P and Q are parameters recorded in the module. *M(P,x, y)是使用围绕坐标(x,y)居中的PXP掩盖(mask)的移动平均处理。 * M (P, x, y) is centered around the use of masking PXP coordinates (x, y) of (mask) of the moving average process. 当这种BLUR处理模块执行时,如果缺相应的内容密钥,则将逐渐模糊被显示的图像。 When this BLUR processing module is executed, if the lack of the corresponding content key, gradually blurred image will be displayed. 相反,带有相应的内容密钥的图像将不会以模糊的方式显示。 In contrast, the image with the corresponding contents key will not be displayed in a blurred manner. 因此,不能用没有内容密钥的阅读器101显示正确的图像。 So, not content with no key reader 101 display the correct image.

[0201] 以使用诸如边缘增强之类的各种图像处理函数而不是函数*M限定的处理模块, 可以实施一处理。 [0201] In use such as edge enhancement or the like of various image processing functions instead of function * M defined processing module, a process may be implemented. 虽然在这种情况下被显示的图像的画面质量以及该处理模块的大小不同,但可以获得类似的效果。 Although in this case of different sizes to be displayed, and the picture quality of an image processing module, but a similar effect can be obtained.

[0202] 由图17和18所包含的内容(第1-10步)根据上述各个处理模块执行的处理总结如下。 [0202] FIG. 17 and 18 included in the content (step 1-10) According to the above-described processing each processing module executes summarized as follows.

[0203](第 1 步) [0203] (Step 1)

[0204] 通过处理模块706,执行IMAGE模块处理。 [0204], the IMAGE module is processed by the processing module 706. 由于在阅读器101中存在一内容密钥1(参照图13),所以经受了按MH(修改的赫夫曼(Huffman))编码的压缩处理的编码的图像数据经受一增强处理。 Since there is a contents key 1 in viewer 101 (refer to FIG. 13), so that the press is subjected to MH (modified Huffman (Huffman)) encoding compression processing of coded image data is subjected to an enhancement process. 给该图像数据分配图像数据ID “1”,并作为位图图像装入RAM302中。 The image data is assigned to the image data ID "1", and loaded as a bitmap image in the RAM302.

[0205](第 2 步) [0205] (Step 2)

[0206] 通过处理模块706,执行TABLE模块处理。 [0206] By processing module 706, the TABLE module process. 由于在阅读器101中存在一内容密钥2(参照图13),所以转移该表数据并将ID号“1”分配给那个表。 Since there is a contents key 2 in viewer 101 (refer to FIG. 13), the transfer of the data table and the ID number "1" is assigned to that table. 将那个表作为处理表装入RAM302中。 The treatment table into the table as in the RAM302. 在图17的编码的内容中,由于存在一内容密钥2,因此正确地装入该处理表。 In FIG encoded content 17, since there is a contents key 2, and therefore the processing table is loaded properly. 应注意到,依据该售货记账状态,这个处理表不能正确地由售货设备103中的用户106装入。 It should be noted, according to the charge account status, the process table 106 is not properly loaded by vending device 103 user. 存在这样的情况,即使用这个处理表的处理可在后续处理中禁止。 There are cases, i.e., the processing of this processing table may be used in subsequent processing is prohibited.

[0207](第 3 步) [0207] (Step 3)

[0208] 通过处理模块706,执行MODULE模块处理。 [0208], the processing performed by the processing module MODULE module 706. 由于在阅读器101中存在一内容密钥3(参照图13),所以解码该编码的处理模块,分配一个处理模块名称CHAOS并装入RAM302 中。 Since there is a contents key 3 in viewer 101 (refer to FIG. 13), the decoding of the encoded processing module, the processing module is assigned a name and CHAOS loaded in RAM302. 由于这个处理模块可以象第2步那样依据该售货记账状态不正确地被装入,所以存在这样一种情况,即使用CHAOS处理模块的处理在后续处理中可能不执行。 Since this processing module may not be correctly loaded as according to the charge account status as in step 2, there is a case that the use of the processing CHAOS processing modules may not be performed in subsequent processing.

[0209](第 4 步) [0209] (Step 4)

[0210] 通过处理模块706,执行PAGE模块处理。 [0210] By processing module 706, the PAGE module process. 由于在该模块中不指定内容密钥,所以该处理在所有情况下都执行。 Since the contents key is not specified in the module, so the process is executed in all cases. 更具体地说,将该页坐标系的X的象素数768和Y的象素数1024作为该页数据的属性装入RAM302中,以便在后续的、直到读出一页结束界定符/PAGE为止的处理中使用。 More specifically, the number of pixels of the page number of pixels X and Y coordinates 768 of the page as the attribute data 1024 loaded in the RAM302, subsequent to, a read until the end delimiter / PAGE so far used in the processing.

[0211](第 5步) [0211] (Step 5)

[0212] 通过处理模块706,执行IMAGE模块处理。 [0212], the IMAGE module is processed by the processing module 706. 由于在阅读器101中存在一内容密钥2,并且该页像素数(768X1024)的规格匹配在第4步中装入的显示属性,所以按JBIG(联合双态成像组)编码压缩的编码的图像数据接受一种展开处理,分配图像数据ID号“2”并作为位图图像装入RAM302中。 Since there is a contents key 2 in viewer 101, and the page number (768x1024) pixel size matching the display attribute loaded at step 4, so that by the JBIG (Joint Bi-level image group) code compression encoded the image data received one expansion process, assigned the image data ID number "2" is loaded as a bitmap image in the RAM302. 由于这个IMAGE模块是按PAGE描述符描述的,所以当解释该页结束界定符时,实现从RAM302中卸载的操作。 Since this IMAGE module is described by the PAGE descriptor, when the end delimiter explanation page, from the unloading operation to achieve RAM302.

[0213](第 6步) [0213] (Step 6)

[0214] 通过处理模块706,执行IMAGE模块处理。 [0214], the IMAGE module is processed by the processing module 706. 由于虽然在阅读器101中存在一内容密钥2,但该页像素数(480X640)的规格不匹配在第4步中装入的显示属性,所以不会实施这种处理。 Since there is a contents Although in the key 2 in viewer 101, the page number (480 × 640) pixel size does not match the display attribute loaded at step 4, it will not process this embodiment.

[0215] 由于该处理依据该显示属性有选择地实施,所以第5步和第6步中指定的图像不会同时装入RAM302。 [0215] Since the processing according to the display attribute is selectively embodiment, the steps 5 and 6 are not simultaneously loaded into the image specified RAM302. 这意味着后面将要处理的图像可以按页像素数进行改变。 This means that the next image to be processed can be changed according to the number of pixels page. 例如,由于依据阅读器101的显示格式诸如在字形图像或类似图像中得到不可能用放大/缩小处理的高画面质量的显示,所以改变该字形图像或类似图像以使其能自我适应(accommodation)。 For example, since the display format based on the reader 101 can not give such an enlarged image or the like in the font image / reduced display process of high picture quality, so the glyph image or the like to change the image so that it can self-adapt (Accommodation) .

[0216](第 7步) [0216] (Step 7)

[0217] 通过处理模块706,执行IMAGE模块处理。 [0217], the IMAGE module is processed by the processing module 706. 由于在阅读器101中存在一内容密钥3,并且不存在任何诸如该页的像素数的规格之类的显示属性规格,所以按JPEG(联合图象专家组)编码方法压缩的编码的图像数据经受一种展开处理,被分配有图像数据ID号“3” 并装入RAM302中。 Since there is a contents key 3 in viewer 101 and there is no display attribute specification such as specification of the page pixel number and the like, so that according to the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) compression coding method of coded image data It is subject to a development process, assigned with the image data ID number "3" and charged in the RAM302.

[0218] 例如,当在IMAGE处理模块中指定的内容密钥不在阅读器101中出现时,不装入该结果图像数据。 [0218] For example, when specified in the IMAGE processing module is not the content key reader 101 occur, the result is not loaded into the image data. 因此,存在这样一种情况,即不能实现在IXD308上显示。 Accordingly, there is a case that the display can not be achieved on IXD308.

[0219](第 8步) [0219] (Step 8)

[0220] 通过处理模块706,在图像数据ID号为“1”的预装载图像上执行PUTIMAGE模块处理。 [0220] By processing module 706, the processing module performs PUTIMAGE on the preloaded image of image data ID number "1". 由于在阅读器101中存在一内容密钥2,并且不存在任何诸如该页的像素数的规格之类的显示属性规格,所以执行PUTIMAGE模块处理。 Since there is a contents key 2 in viewer 101 and there is no display attribute specification such as a page number of any pixel specification or the like, so that the processing module performs PUTIMAGE. 由于用在这种处理中、带有ID号“1” 处理表已经装入RAM302,所以当需要诸如放大/缩小处理和减颜色数处理之类的图像处理时,使用相应于该处理表中的处理ID为“1”的处理(参照图19)。 Since used in such process, with an ID number "1" has been loaded in the process table RAM 302, so that when necessary, such as enlargement / reduction, and image processing such Save color processed using the table corresponding to the process of process ID for the process "1" (see FIG. 19). 由于该处理表不可以依据该售货记账状态由用户106装入,所以存在这样一种情况,即不实施图像处理或者实施预定的缺省图像处理。 Since the processing table may not be loaded by the user 106 according to the charge account status, there is a case where no image processing or a predetermined default image processing embodiment.

[0221](第 9步) [0221] (step 9)

[0222] 通过处理模块706,对图像数据ID号为“3”的预装载图像数据执行BLUR模块处理。 [0222] By processing module 706, the BLUR module process on the preloaded image data is the image data ID number "3". 由于在阅读器101中不存在内容密钥4,所以随着时间的推移,显示在IXD308中的图像变得越来越模糊。 Since the content does not exist in the viewer 101 key 4, so as time goes on, the image displayed IXD308 becomes increasingly blurred.

[0223](第 10 步) [0223] (Step 10)

[0224] 通过处理模块706,对在RAM302中图像数据ID号为“2”的预装载图像执行CHAOS 模块处理。 [0224] 706, the processing module performs a preloading CHAOS image RAM302 image data ID number "2" by the processing module. 由于在阅读器101中存在内容密钥3,所以即使在相关的图像数据经受利用CHAOS函数的图像处理的情况下,也会在IXD308中显示正确的图像。 Due to the presence in the case where the contents key 3 in viewer 101, even if the relevant data is subjected to image processing by the image CHAOS function, will display the correct image in IXD308. 以下根据该编码的内容执行以类似的处理。 The following similar processing performed in accordance with the encoded contents. [0225] 前面的描述是对应于只有一个编码的内容记录在介质102情况而提供的。 [0225] The foregoing description is only the content corresponding to a coded record medium 102 where provided. 一般情况下,在介质102中对于一电子书的每个题目记录多份内容。 Generally, in the medium 102 in an e-book for each title recorded multiple content. 根据该售货记账状态,以内容为单位实现解释、再现和显示。 According to the charge account status, to achieve units of contents explanation, reproduction and display.

[0226] 虽然提供了只与图像数据有关的处理,但音频再现模块、文本数据显示模块等都可以在该编码的内容中描述,并且其根据内容密钥的出现执行控制。 [0226] Although a process related only provide the image data, but the audio reproduction module, text data display module and so on may be described in the encoded contents, and performs a control based on the presence of the content key.

[0227] 在要在使用于本实施例的电子版权作品发行系统的每个装置中实施的情况下,该处理可以存储诸如磁盘、光盘、IC卡之类的计算机可读介质中。 [0227] In the case of each of the devices to be implemented in the electronic copyrighted work distribution system used in the present embodiment, the process may store such as a magnetic disk, optical disk, IC cards of the computer readable medium. 该处理可以适当地安装在一硬盘中以便执行其程序。 The process may be suitably mounted in order to execute its programs in a hard disk. 此外,该处理还可以借助一通信线路供给每个装置。 In addition, the process may also be supplied via a communication line to each device.

[0228] 图21是示意地描述了当前面所述的位串出现在介质102的不可读区域中时,阅读器101的处理的示意图。 [0228] FIG. 21 is a schematically depicts the current face of the bit string present in the readable region of medium 102, a schematic diagram of the processing reader 101. 在介质102中,位串1和编码的内容被记录在可读区域中,而位串0被记录在不可读区域中。 In medium 102, a bit string 1 and encoded contents are recorded in the readable region, whereas a bit string 0 is recorded in the nonreadable region. 在阅读器101中提供一检测模块1401,用以在该不可读区域中能够检测该位串。 Providing a detecting module 1401 in the reader 101, the unreadable area to be able to detect the bit string. 检测模块1401检测记录在这个不可读区域中的位串0,而解运算模块507从这个位串0和该用户密钥产生一内容密钥。 Detection module 1401 detects bit string 0 recorded in this nonreadable region, and solution operation module 507 from this bit string 0 and the user key to generate a contents key. 后续处理类似于上述的处理。 Subsequent process is similar to the above-described process. 因此不再重复其细节描述。 Detailed description thereof will not be repeated.

[0229] 图22A和22B是描述介质102中的不可读区域的示意图。 [0229] FIGS. 22A and 22B are schematic unreadable area described medium 102. 如图22A所示,不可读区域提供在取为诸如CD-R0M(只读光盘存储器)、MD(微型盘)之类的盘的结构的介质102 的可读区域的外围。 22A, is taken to be provided, such as a CD-R0M (CD-ROMs) a peripheral, disc media structure MD (Mini Disc) or the like readable region 102 of the unreadable area. 该可读区域可以由普通阅读器经由用户106的正常操作读出。 The readable region can be read out by a general purpose reader through the normal operation of the user 106. 该不可读区域不能由普通阅读器经由用户106的正常操作读出。 The unreadable area can not be read out by a general purpose reader through the normal operation of the user 106. 例如,可以通过在介质102的、不能由普通的阅读器读出其数据的内圆周部分或外圆周部分中写特殊的信息或图案将位串记录在该不可读区域。 For example, by the medium 102 can not be read out of its inner circumferential portion or outer circumferential portion of the data written in the special information or patterns from a common reader bit string recorded in this nonreadable region. 检测模块1401检测记录在这个不可读区域中的位串。 Detection module 1401 detects the bit string recorded in this nonreadable region.

[0230] 如图22B所示,不可读区域1503提供在外套1501中,在这个外套1501保存着介质102。 As shown in [0230] FIG. 22B, a nonreadable region 1503 provided in the outer sleeve 1501, 1501 in the jacket 102 holds the medium. 通过将介质102装配到介质驱动器305中,槽口1502打开,以便由介质驱动器305 读出记录在介质102中的内容。 By mounting medium 102 into medium drive 305, a slot 1502 opens so 305 reads out the contents recorded in medium 102 by the medium drive. 不可读区域1503是附着在外套1501中的一条码标记。 Unreadable area 1503 is attached to the outer sleeve 1501 a code marking. 这由表面粗糙处理产生。 This is generated by the surface roughening treatment. 检测模块1401检测记录在这个不可读区域中的该位串。 Detection module 1401 detects recorded in this nonreadable region of the bit string.

[0231] 在检测模块1401检测了记录在该不可读区域中的该位串之后,通过以下方法解释、再现和显示编码的内容。 [0231] In the detection module 1401 detects a recorded after the unreadable region in the bit string, explained by the following method, reproducing and displaying the encoded contents.

[0232] (1)使阅读器101中的其它内容密钥表现出有效。 [0232] (1) contacting the other contents key in viewer 101 exhibits effective. 那个内容密钥由解码模块508使用。 The content key used by the decoding module 508.

[0233] (2)将测到的位串输入解运算模块507。 [0233] (2) the input bit string to the sensed solution operation module 507. 实施一类似于出现在介质102的可读区域中的位串的处理的处理。 Embodiment of a similar processing occurs in the readable region of medium 102 bit string. 然后,产生一内容密钥。 Then, generating a content key. 那个内容密钥由解码模块508使用。 The content key used by the decoding module 508.

[0234] 即使在记录于介质102的可读区域中的信息使用普通阅读器拷贝的情况下,也能禁止再现该编码的内容。 [0234] In the case even if the information recording medium to the readable region 102 in the ordinary usage of the copy reader, can prohibit the reproduction of the encoded contents. 此外,关于该图像的模糊控制也可以通过上述的显示控制实施。 Further, the fuzzy control on the image may be carried out by the above-described display control.

[0235] 根据本实施例的电子版权作品发行系统,该放大/缩小处理和减颜色数处理可以根据该显示属性施加在该图像上。 [0235] electronic copyrighted work distribution system according to the present embodiment, the magnification / shrink process and reducing number of colors can be applied on the processed image according to the display attribute. 因此,该编码的内容可以在带有各种显示属性的电子书显示装置中适当地再现。 Therefore, the encoded contents can be reproduced appropriately means an electronic book displayed with various display attributes.

[0236] 在密钥管理中心110中,对该用户密钥和内容密钥施加一运算来产生以位串,并且在该电子书显示设备中对那个位串施加一解运算来产生一内容密钥。 [0236] In the key management center 110, the user is applied to the operation key and the content key to generate a string of bits, and a solution operation is applied on that bit string in the electronic book display apparatus generates a content key key. 因此,该编码的内容只能经由特殊的电子书显示装置再现。 Therefore, only the encoded contents playback apparatus via a special electronic book display. 因此,可以防止对该内容的非法拷贝以及对该编码的内容的非法使用。 Thus, it is possible to prevent the illegal copying and illegal use of the content of the encoded content.

22[0237] 由于每个编码的内容都可以根据该售货记账再现,所以可以灵活地修改要提供给该用户的电子版权作品的内容。 22 [0237] Since each encoded contents can be reproduced according to the charge account, it is possible to flexibly modify the content to be provided to the user of an electronic copyrighted work.

[0238](第五实施例) [0238] (Fifth Embodiment)

[0239] 图23展示根据本发明的第五实施例的电子版权作品发行管理系统的示意结构的方框图。 A schematic block diagram showing a configuration of an electronic copyrighted work distribution management system according to a fifth embodiment of the present invention [0239] FIG. 23 shows. 这个电子版权作品发行管理系统包括售货设备810和阅读器820。 The electronic copyrighted work distribution management system includes vending device 810 and viewer 820. 售货设备810 和阅读器820的结构分别类似于图7中的售货设备103和图8中的阅读器101的结构。 Structure vending device 810 and viewer 820 are similar to reader 8 7 vending device 103 and structure 101 of FIG. 只是其作用不同。 Its just a different role. 因此,将不再重复对售货设备810和阅读器820的结构的细节描述。 Therefore, details will not be repeated structure of vending device 810 and viewer 820 will be described.

[0240] 该出版商编辑和润饰该版权作品。 [0240] The editing and retouching publisher of the copyright work. 将那个版权作品转换成电子形式以产生电子书数据811。 Convert the copyrighted work into electronic form to produce electronic book data 811. 产生的电子书数据811借助一通信线路分发给售货设备810。 Electronic book data 811 generated by a communication line 810 distributed to vending device. 电子书数据811 包括至少一组对应于成对售货人和数据的信息。 Electronic book data 811 includes information corresponding to at least one set of vender and data pairs. 在图23的实例中,存在一组售货人1和数据1。 In the example of FIG. 23, there is a group of vender 1 and data 1. 虽然以下的描述是在假设售货人1和数据1包括在如图23所示的电子书数据811中的前提下提供的,但下面提出的处理施加在每组售货人和数据,或者在有多组售货人和数据时施加在具有代表性的一组售货人和数据上。 Although the following description is made assuming that vender 1 and data 1 comprises a premise in electronic book data 811 as shown in FIG. 23 provided, but the processing set forth below is applied to each set of vender and data, or applied on a representative set of vender and data when having a plurality of sets of vender and data. 只有数据1可以被分发给出版商,并且在该发行处理中可以从该出版商添加售货人1。 Only 1 data can be distributed to the publisher, and you can add a seller 1 from the publisher in the release process.

[0241] 售货人1包括相应于各自内容的两类信息。 [0241] vender 1 comprises two kinds of information corresponding to respective contents. 该两类信息分别称为信息1和信息2。 The two types of information are referred to as information 1 and information 2. 这里将详细描述它们。 They will be described in detail herein.

[0242] 信息1指示各自内容使用时间限制。 [0242] Information 1 indicates the usage time limit of each content. 出现以下三个描述。 The following three descriptions appear.

[0243] (1)不限定使用时间限制。 [0243] (1) The usage time limit is not defined.

[0244] (2)限定指示该内容的使用时间限制。 [0244] (2) indicative of the usage time limit of the defined content. 例如,提供“到1998年3月31为止”。 For example, to provide "until March 31, 1998."

[0245] (3)限定使用该内容的时间段。 [0245] (3) defines a period of time to use the content. 例如,限定一月、一周、两年等类似时间段。 For example, a similar limited period of time in January, a week, for two years and so on.

[0246] 信息2指示根据与用户ID的比较所执行的再现处理的方法,这将在后面描述。 [0246] Information 2 indicates the reproduction processing method according to the comparison performed by the user ID, which will be described later. 限定该三种类型中的任何一个。 Defining any of the three types. 借助图7所示的通信端口210接收用户ID,或者直接由用户经由用户接口208输入。 Communication port 210 shown in FIG. 7 by means of the received user ID, or directly input by the user 208 via the user interface.

[0247] (1)当该用户ID不匹配时,指示该内容不会再现的信息。 [0247] (1) When the user ID does not match information indicating the content is not reproduced.

[0248] (2)当该用户ID不匹配时,指示在再现期间施加一个处理的信息。 [0248] (2) When the user ID does not match, the information indicating a process is applied during reproduction. 当这个处理实施时,指定上述通过BLUR处理的模糊处理、通过CHAOS处理的噪声混合处理或以预定模式重写该显示内容中的任何一种的再现处理方法。 When this process embodiment, the above-described blurring process by the BLUR specified processing, the noise CHAOS mixing treatment process or rewrite any one of the display content reproduction processing method in a predetermined pattern.

[0249] (3)指示即使该用户ID不匹配也正确地再现该内容的信息。 [0249] (3) indicates that even if the user ID does not match the content of the information to be correctly reproduced.

[0250] 处理单元1 (814)获得在首标1中限定的信息1,并根据信息1的内容实施下面的处理。 [0250] The processing unit 1 (814) in the header information defined in 1 1, and the following processing content information according to one embodiment.

[0251] (1)当在信息1中不限定使用时间限制时,处理单元1(814)不实施任何特别的处理。 [0251] (1) when the information is not limited to a usage time limit, processing unit 1 (814) without performing any special treatment. 首标1在电子书数据812中作为首标1'限定。 Header 1 in electronic book data 812 as header 1 'is defined.

[0252] (2)当在信息1中限定使用时间限制时,处理单元1(814)不实施任何特别的处理。 [0252] (2) When the usage time limit is defined in information 1, processing unit 1 (814) without performing any special treatment. 首标1被限定成电子书数据816中的首标1'。 Header 1 is defined as a header of electronic book data 816 '.

[0253] (3)当在信息1中限定使用时间限制时,处理单元1(814)从时钟812中获得当前时间,以通过添加时间的使用期限到当前时间来计算使用时间限制。 [0253] (3) When the usage time limit is defined in information 1, processing unit 1 (814) obtains the current time from the clock 812 to the current time to calculate the usage time limit by adding the time period of use. 然后,处理单元1(814) 将计算出来的使用时间限制作为首标1'限定到电子书数据816中。 Then, processing unit 1 (814) the calculated usage time limit as header 1 'to electronic book data 816 is defined.

[0254] 通过以上处理,新产生的电子书数据816的首标1'包括指示不限定使用时间限制的信息,或者指示一使用时间限制的信息。 [0254] By the above processing, the electronic book data 816 newly generated header 1 'includes information indicating the usage time limit is not defined or information indicating a usage time limit. [0255] 处理单元2(815)获得在首标1中限定的信息2,并根据信息2的内容实施下面的处理。 [0255] The processing unit 2 (815) obtained in a defined header information 2, and the following processing in accordance with embodiment 2 of the content information.

[0256] (1)当在该用户ID不匹配时,指示不再现该内容的信息在信息2中限定时,处理单元2(815)以该用户ID作为密钥信息加密数据1,以产生并在电子书数据816中记录数据1,。 [0256] (1) When the user ID does not match, indicating that no reproduction of the content information when the information is defined in 2, processing unit 2 (815) to the user ID as the key information the encrypted data 1 to generate and 816 electronic book data recorded in the data 1 ,.

[0257] (2)当在该用户ID不匹配时,指示在再现期间施加一处理的信息在信息2中限定时,处理单元2 (815)以该加密密钥813加密数据1,以产生并在电子书数据816中记录数据1,。 [0257] (2) When not match the user ID, information indicating a process is applied during reproduction when the information is defined in 2, processing unit 2 (815) to the encryption key 813 encrypted data 1 to generate and 816 electronic book data recorded in the data 1 ,.

[0258] (3)当即使在该用户ID不匹配时,指示也能正确再现该内容的信息在信息2中限定时,处理单元2 (815)以加密密要813加密数据1,以产生并在电子书数据816中记录数据1,。 [0258] (3) When even when the user ID does not match, indicating also information of the content can be correctly reproduced when the information 2 defined, the processing unit 2 (815) to the encryption to 813 encrypt the data 1 to generate and 816 electronic book data recorded in the data 1 ,.

[0259] 然后处理单元3 (817)参照由处理单元1(814)产生的首标1'、由处理单元2 (816) 产生的数据1'以及该用户ID,产生辅助信息818。 [0259] Then the processing unit 3 (817) with reference to the header generated by the processing unit 1 (814) 1 ', the data generated by the processing unit 2 (816) 1' and the user ID, the auxiliary information 818 is generated. 首先,处理单元3(817)使用散列函数(hash function)从首标1'和数据1'中计算出一散列值。 First, processing unit 3 (817) using a hash function (hash function) calculating a hash value from header 1 'and data 1'. 这个散列函数是转换长位串(首标1'和数据1')为短位串的处理。 The hash function is a short bit string conversion processing long bit string (header 1 'and data 1'). 例如,可以设想添加所有首标1'的数据和数据1'以设置被添加后的结果的最低8个有效位作为该散列值的处理。 For example, it is contemplated to add all the header 1 'and data 1' to set the least significant 8 bits of the result of the process is added as a hash value. 还存在关于该散列函数的、诸如CRC、SHA-1或MD5之类的现有处理方法。 There is also, such as the CRC, SHA-1 conventional processing method or the like on the MD5 hash function.

[0260] 然后处理单元3(817)接收被计算出来的散列值和用户ID,以便通过函数F计算辅助信息。 [0260] Then the processing unit 3 (817) receives the calculated hash value and user ID, in order to calculate the auxiliary information by a function F. 这个函数F是例如,诸如公共密钥方法的加密函数这样的函数。 This function F is, for example, a function such as a public key encryption function such method. 借助于作为将要经受加密的数据的散列值和作为加密密钥的用户ID,可以按以下公式再现该辅助信息。 By means of a hash value of the encrypted data to be subjected as the user ID and the encryption key, the auxiliary information can be reproduced by the following equation.

[0261] 辅助信息=F(散列值,用户ID) [0261] Auxiliary information = F (hash value, user ID)

[0262] 将由上述的处理产生的辅助信息818添加到电子书数据816中并提供给用户。 [0262] auxiliary information 818 by adding the above-described process to produce electronic book data 816 and provided to the user. 处理单元1 (814)、处理单元2 (815)以及处理单元3 (817)通过由图7所示的CPU201执行存储在存储器202中的程序来实现。 The processing unit 1 (814), processing unit 2 (815) and a processing unit 3 (817) implemented by a program executed by the CPU201 shown in Figure 7 is stored in the memory 202. 由售货设备810将电子书数据816提供给用户的方法类似于第四实施例中所描述的那种方法。 The electronic book data 816 provided by vending device 810 to a user that a procedure similar to the method described in the fourth embodiment.

[0263] 以下将详细描述阅读器820的处理过程。 [0263] The processing procedure of viewer 820 will be described below in detail. 首先,处理单元4 (823)使用散列函数从由阅读器820提供的电子书数据816中的首标1'和数据1'中计算出一散列值。 First, the processing unit 4 (823) using a hash function 1 'and data 1' a calculated hash value from the header of electronic book data 816 provided by the reader 820. 处理单元4(823)通过前述的函数F、用被计算来散列值和用户ID作为输入计算辅助信息。 Processing unit 4 (823) by the function F, substituting the hash value and user ID to calculate auxiliary information is calculated as an input. 处理单元4(823)还将被计算出来的辅助信息与存储在电子书数据816中的辅助信息818比较。 Auxiliary information processing unit 4 (823) will also be calculated and auxiliary information 816 stored in electronic book data 818 in the comparison. 当该信息匹配时,产生决定“用户ID匹配”。 When the information matches, the decision generating "user ID matching." 由于用户ID不匹配可能由售货人1'或数据1'的弄虚作假而引起,所以当该信息不匹配时,产生决定“用户ID失配”。 Since the user ID does not match a possible fraud vender 'or data 1' 1 is caused, when the information does not match the generated decision "user ID mismatch."

[0264] 处理单元5(825)从首标1'获得信息1。 [0264] The processing unit 5 (825) 'to obtain information from the header 1 1. 当在信息1中不限定使用时间限制时,命令再现处理单元828正确地再现编码的内容。 When the information is not limited to the use of a time limit, commands reproduction processing unit 828 to reproduce the encoded contents properly. 当在信息1中限定使用时间限制时,处理单元5 (825)参考时钟824来比较当前时间和使用时间限制。 When the usage time limit is defined in information 1, processing unit 5 (825) the reference clock 824 to compare the current time and the usage time limit. 当当前时间在使用时间限制之前时,处理单元5(825)命令处理单元828正确地再现编码的内容。 When the current time is before the usage time limit, processing unit 5 (825) the command processing unit 828 to reproduce the encoded contents properly. 当当前时间过了使用时间限制时,处理单元5(825)命令再现处理单元828禁止再现编码的内容。 When the current time has passed the usage time limit, processing unit 5 (825) commands reproduction processing unit 828 prohibits playback content encoding.

[0265] 处理单元6(826)从首标1'获得信息2。 [0265] The processing unit 6 (826) 'obtains information 2 from header 1. 当该信息2相应于“指示当用户ID不匹配时不实施该内容的再现的信息”时,获得由处理单元4(823)产生的决定结果。 When information 2 corresponds to "indicates that when the user ID does not match the content of the reproduction information is not carried out", the decision result obtained by the processing unit 4 (823). 当该决定结果相应于“用户ID匹配”时,以用户ID作为密钥信息解码数据1'。 When the determination result corresponds to "user ID matching", the user ID as the key information for decoding data 1 '. 命令再现处理单元828正确地再现编码的内容。 Command encoded contents reproduction processing unit 828 correctly reproduced. 当该决定结果指示出“用户ID失配”时,不解码数据1',并且不实施对编码的内容的再现。 When the decision result indicates "mismatch of user ID", data 1 is not decoded ", the reproduction of the content is not performed and coded.

[0266] 当该信息2相应于“指示在该用户ID不匹配时,在再现期间施加一处理的信息” 时,处理单元6 (826)通过处理单元4 (823)获得决定结果。 [0266] When information 2 corresponds to "indicates when the user ID does not match, the information is applied to a processing during reproduction", processing unit 6 (826) determination result obtained by the processing unit 4 (823). 当该决定结果相应于“用户ID 匹配”时,以解码密要827作为密钥信息解码数据1'。 When the determination result corresponds to "user ID matching", to decode key 827 as the key information for decoding data 1 '. 命令再现处理单元828正确地再现编码的内容。 Command encoded contents reproduction processing unit 828 correctly reproduced. 当该决定结果相应于“用户ID失配”时,以解码密要827作为密钥信息解码数据1'。 When the determination result corresponds to "mismatch of user ID", to decode key 827 as the key information for decoding data 1 '. 当该编码内容将要被再现时,命令再现处理单元828通过在首标1 '的信息2中限定的再现处理方法实施再现。 When the encoded content is to be reproduced, the reproduction command processing unit 828 in the embodiment of the reproducing method of reproduction processing header 1 '2 defined information.

[0267] 当该信息2相应于“指示即使在该用户ID不匹配时,也能正确再现该内容的信息” 时,处理单元6(826)以解码密要827作为密钥信息解码数据1'。 [0267] When information 2 corresponds to "indicates that even when the user ID does not match, information of the content can be reproduced correctly", processing unit 6 (826) to decode key 827 as the key information for decoding data 1 ' . 并命令再现处理单元828 正确地再现编码的内容。 And a command processing unit 828 reproducing content reproduced correctly encoded. 再现处理单元828根据第四实施例中描述的编码内容再现方法实施再现。 Reproduction processing unit 828 according to the reproducing method of reproducing encoded contents embodiment described in the fourth embodiment.

[0268] 图24是描述本实施例中的阅读器820的用户ID登记处理的过程的流程图。 [0268] FIG. 24 is a flowchart of a process according to the present embodiment described in the reader user ID 820 of the embodiment of the registration process. 这个处理在阅读器820复位或安装软件时激活。 This process is activated when viewer 820 is reset or installing software. 当激活用户ID登记处理时,做出确认:是使用由阅读器820产生的用户ID还是经由LD308的显示登记现有的用户ID。 When the user ID registration process is activated, confirmation made: using a user ID generated by the reader 820 through the display or the LD308 existing registered user ID. 当用户指定使用由阅读器820产生的用户ID时(S21中回答“否”),用户ID产生/登记单元821自动使用以一随机数、时间信息、用户名等作为输入的一函数产生一用户ID(S22)。 When the user specifies a user ID by the reader 820 generated (S21 the answer is "No"), user ID generation / registration unit 821 automatically in a random number, time information, user name, and so generate a user as a function of the inputs ID (S22).

[0269] 当用户指定登记现有的用户ID时(S21中回答“是”),用户ID产生/登记单元821经由输入单元309获得一用户ID(S23)。 [0269] When the user designates registration of an existing user ID (S21 are "yes"), user ID generation / registration unit 821309 obtains a user ID (S23) via the input unit. 用户ID产生/登记单元821登记在S22不自动产生的用户ID,或在S23步中获得的用户ID(S24)。 User ID generation / registration unit 821 to register the user ID is not automatically generated in S22, or the user ID (S24,) obtained in the step S23. 然后结束该处理。 Then the process ends.

[0270] 通过为多个阅读器820登记同一用户ID,可以再现非法拷贝的编码内容。 [0270] Reader 820 by a plurality of registered same user ID, can be reproduced illegally copied encoded contents. 但在S23 步中由该用户许可用户ID登记基于这样一个事件:一个用户拥有多个阅读器820。 However, in step S23 registered by the user based on a permitted user ID event: a user has multiple readers 820. 因此, S23步的处理仅对特别的用户允许,而对其它用户拒绝。 Thus, only the particular processing step S23 permits the user, and denied for other users. 只有通过自动产生而获得的用户ID才能登记在阅读器820中。 Only the user ID can be obtained by automatically generating register 820 in the reader. 作为选择,S23步的处理可以对所有人都拒绝。 Alternatively, the processing of step S23 may be refused to all.

[0271] 处理单元4(823)、处理单元5(825)和处理单元6(826)都可以通过执行存储在RAM302或R0M303中的程序的处理单元301实现。 [0271] Processing unit 4 (823), processing unit 5 (825) and processing unit 6 (826) the processing unit may be in the RAM302 or R0M303 program 301 by executing stored.

[0272] 根据本实施例的电子版权作品发行系统,售货设备810从首标1和数据1计算散列值。 [0272] electronic copyrighted work distribution system of the embodiment according to the present embodiment, vending device 810 calculates a hash value from header 1 and data 1. 该散列值用输入的用户ID作为密钥信息加密,以产生辅助信息并添加到该电子书数据中。 The hash value with the user ID input as the encryption key information to generate auxiliary information and added to the electronic book data. 因此,通过比较由阅读器820自己产生的辅助信息于被添加到电子书数据中的辅助信息,可以确定用户ID匹配。 Thus, to be added to the electronic book data auxiliary information through the auxiliary information read from the comparator 820 generated by itself, it may be determined matching the user ID. 所以可以确定电子书数据是否为非法拷贝。 It is possible to determine whether the e-book data is illegally copied.

[0273] 即使用户ID不匹配,通过允许再现特殊的编码内容,用户可以实施对该内容的试验性读出。 [0273] Even if the user ID does not match, the reproduction by allowing special coding content, the user may read the test embodiment of the content. 由于该再现处理方法可以为每个编码的内容单独指定,所以能够进行试验性读取的内容可以以更进一步的级别指定。 Since the reproduction processing method can be specified individually for each encoded contents, it is possible to read the content of the tests may be specified in a further level.

[0274] 通过当在首标1中限定了使用时间限制或使用时间段时,与当前时间进行比较, 使购买时间能够终止。 [0274] By defining a time when the usage time limit or usage period of time, compared with the current time, the time that the purchase can be terminated in a header.

[0275] 由于基于一用户ID的自动产生由阅读器820或一现有用户ID的直接输入登记用户ID,所以出版商或密钥管理中心不再管理该用户ID。 [0275] Because automatically generated based on a user ID by viewer 820 or by entering a user ID registration of an existing user ID, the publisher or the key management center no longer manage the user ID. 本系统的整个结构可以明显地简化,该过程也可以简化。 The entire structure of the system can be simplified significantly, the process can be simplified.

[0276] 此外,由于制造商等不必在每次阅读器820中断或替换以后分配和登记用户ID,所以该过程可以简化。 [0276] Further, since the manufacturer or the like does not have to assign and register the user ID every time viewer 820 or alternatively after the interruption, so that the process can be simplified.

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  1. 一种电子书显示装置,包括:第一处理单元(823),用于根据电子书数据和用户标识来产生辅助信息,并比较所产生的辅助信息和添加到该电子书数据的辅助信息;以及再现处理单元(828),用于根据由所述第一处理单元(823)的比较结果确定该内容的再现处理方法,并再现该电子书内容。 An electronic book display apparatus, comprising: a first processing unit (823) for generating auxiliary information according to electronic book data and a user identification, and compare the generated auxiliary information and auxiliary information added to the electronic book data; reproduction processing unit (828), the processing method for reproducing content according to the result determined by the first processing unit (823) is compared, and the electronic book content reproduced.
  2. 2.根据权利要求1的电子书显示装置,还包括第二处理单元(825),用于比较限定在该电子书数据的首标中的使用时间限制信息和当前时间,以确定是否显示电子书内容,并给所述再现处理单元(828)输出一标记。 The electronic book display apparatus 1, further comprising a second processing unit (825) for comparing the usage time is defined in the header of the electronic book data and the current time restriction information to determine whether to display the eBook claims content, and to a reproduction processing unit (828) outputs a flag.
  3. 3.根据权利要求1的电子书显示装置,还包括第三处理单元(826),用于根据由所述第一处理单元(823)的比较结果确定是否解码电子书数据的加密部分,并实施一处理。 The electronic book display apparatus 1, further comprising a third processing unit (826) for determining from the comparison result of the first processing unit (823) whether to decode the encrypted portion of the electronic book data, and the embodiment of claim a process.
  4. 4.根据权利要求1的电子书显示装置,还包括用户标识登记单元(821),用于登记自动产生或由用户输入的用户标识。 The electronic book display apparatus further includes a user identifier registration unit (821) for registering a user identifier automatically generated or input by a user of the claims.
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