Patents and intellectual property that enable the effective transmission, protection and monetization of digital content in any networked environment.

The MRT Digital Media Patent Portfolio was developed to enable the effective transmission, protection, and monetization of digital content for public and private sectors. The Portfolio revolves around a core concept called the Controlled Data Pathway, which ensures secure content storage, transmission and presentation. In general, the Controlled Data Pathway inventions describe: (1) activating a compliance mechanism on the client system where the media is being received to be displayed; (2) controlling a data output path of the client system by diverting a commonly used data pathway to a Controlled Data Pathway monitored by the compliance mechanism; and (3) directing the media content to a custom media device for selectively restricting output of the media content.


Rigorous independent testing has shown the Controlled Data Pathway to be '100 percent' effective in thwarting digital piracy within a computer network.

BlueBeat Music, a subsidiary of Media Rights Technologies, launched in 2003 and offers more than 2.2 million tracks. BlueBeat pioneered simulated sound-alike recordings of previously recorded musical works, called "psycho-acoustic simulations," based on a branch of science that studies the psychological and physiological responses associated with sound. BlueBeat was founded to bring old and degraded recordings back to life; create music in three dimensions to offer a powerful, almost visceral listening experience; and stream the best-sounding music on the Internet.

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When you listen to your favorite music on BlueBeat.com, something sounds different. That's because BlueBeat songs are brighter, clearer, and fuller than anything you have ever heard.


Our Company

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Media Rights Technologies, Inc. (MRT), founded in 2001, develops security technologies and intellectual property that enable the effective transmission, protection and monetization of digital content for entertainment, finance, defense, and education in the commercial and personal sectors. It also protects and monetizes royalties for copyright owners such as artists, filmmakers and songwriters, and safeguards the interests of their partners, publishers and broadcasters. MRT also operates BlueBeat Music (BlueBeat; BlueBeat.com), an Internet broadcast music service.

Executive Bios

Hank Risan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Hank Risan is founder and CEO of Media Rights Technologies, Inc. (MRT) and BlueBeat Music (BlueBeat.com), MRT's subsidiary Internet music service, and founder and chairman of the Museum of Musical Instruments (MoMI; TheMoMI.org), America's first virtual musical instrument museum.


Bianca Soros

Founder

Bianca Soros co-founded Media Rights Technologies (MRT) and the Museum of Musical Instruments (MoMI; TheMoMI.org). With the MoMI, Ms. Soros played a key role in producing collaborative exhibitions with major museums including the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 'The Guitar is Art: Rhythms or Art and Design in the 20th Century,' an online exhibition produced by the MoMI in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, explored the relationship between fine art and the guitar. 'Dangerous Curves: Art of the Guitar,' a MoMI exhibition displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, traced the design and evolution of the guitar, from Baroque to Modern.


Ted Fitzgerald

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Ted Fitzgerald brings more than 25 years of diverse IT experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer at Media Rights Technologies (MRT). Early in his career, Mr. Fitzgerald was instrumental in establishing IT foundations for numerous companies. During the 1970s, he built advanced 8080-based Heathkit computers while earning an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology.


MRT DOMESTIC PATENT PORTFOLIO

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  • MOMI-002: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LOCATION-OBSCURED MEDIA DELIVERY (8,090,659, Pub Date: Sep 11, 2003)
  • MOMI-002.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LOCATION-OBSCURED MEDIA DELIVERY (8,160,963, Pub Date: Oct 28, 2010)
  • MOMI-003: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GLOBAL MEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY (7,721,103, Pub Date: Nov 27, 2003)
  • MOMI-005: CONTROLLING INTERACTION OF DELIVERABLE ELECTRONIC MEDIA (7,578,002, Pub Date: May 27, 2004)
  • MOMI-006: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (7,584,353, Pub Date: Mar 17, 2005)
  • MOMI-006.DIV1: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,112,810, Pub Date: Oct 22, 2009)
  • MOMI-006.DIV2: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,112,815, Pub Date: Oct 22, 2009)
  • MOMI-006.DIV3: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,122,248, Pub Date: Oct 22, 2009)
  • MOMI-006.DIV4: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,667,299, Pub Date: Feb 9, 2012)
  • MOMI-007: REPORTING INFORMATION ABOUT USERS WHO OBTAIN COPYRIGHTED MEDIA USING A NETWORK IN AN UNAUTHORIZED MANNER (8,739,294, Pub Date: Feb 9, 2012)
  • MOMI-008: METHOD OF CONTROLLING RECORDING OF MEDIA (7,316,033, Pub Date: May 27, 2004)
  • MOMI-010.CIP: METHOD FOR REDIRECTING OF KERNEL DATA PATH FOR CONTROLLING RECORDING OF MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: May 27, 2004)
  • MOMI-011: METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DETERRING UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MEDIA CONTENT BY DEGRADING THE CONTENT'S WAVEFORM (allowed, Pub Date: Feb 9, 2012)
  • MOMI-012: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (7,426,637, Pub Date: Nov 25, 2004)
  • MOMI-012.DIV1: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (8,561,202, Pub Date: Oct 9, 2008)
  • MOMI-012.DIV2: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (8,713,304, Pub Date: Nov 13, 2008)
  • MOMI-012.DIV3: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (8,578,502, Pub Date: Oct 9, 2008)
  • MOMI-013: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS OF MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,161,562)
  • MOMI-014: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,250,663, Pub Date: Sep 23, 2004)
  • MOMI-015: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING ACCESS TO PROTECTED MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (7,904,964)
  • MOMI-015.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING ACCESS TO PROTECTED MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,132,263, Pub Date: Apr 28, 2011)
  • MOMI-016: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (7,870,385, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-016.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,108,671, Pub Date: Dec 16, 2010)
  • MOMI-017: PROTECTING COPYRIGHTED MEDIA WITH MONITORING LOGIC (allowed, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-017.PRO: PROTECTING COPYRIGHTED MEDIA WITH MONITORING LOGIC (pending)
  • MOMI-018: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF MEDIA CONTENT ON A MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM (7,802,095, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-018.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF MEDIA CONTENT ON A MACINTOSH SYSTEM (8,438,656, Pub Date: Nov 4, 2010)
  • MOMI-019: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA (8,087,091, Pub Date: Jan 26, 2006)
  • MOMI-019.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA (8,572,761, Pub Date: May 24, 2012)
  • MOMI-020: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: Apr 14, 2005)
  • MOMI-020.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: Dec 14, 2006)
  • MOMI-022: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A MEDIA CHANGE NOTIFICATION ON A COMPUTING SYSTEM (8,555,395, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-023: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY EXECUTING AN OPERATION AFTER A MEDIA EVENT (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-023.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY EXECUTING AN OPERATION AFTER A MEDIA EVENT (pending)
  • MOMI-024: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING MEDIA AND IMPLEMENTING INTERACTION CONTROL THEREON (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-024.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING MEDIA AND IMPLEMENTING INTERACTION CONTROL THEREON (pending)
  • MOMI-025: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF MEDIA CONTENT IN AN ITUNES TM ENVIRONMENT (7,570,761, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-029: METHOD FOR PROVIDING CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT USING A COMPUTER-BASED MEDIA ACCESS SYSTEM (8,255,331, Pub Date: Sep 29, 2005)
  • MOMI-029.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZING MEDIA FILES INTO AN EDUCATIONAL FORMAT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT (pending)
  • MOMI-029.PRO.2: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A MEDIA CHANGE NOTIFICATION ON A COMPUTING SYSTEM (pending)
  • MOMI-032: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM ACCESSING INAPPROPRIATE MEDIA AVAILABLE TO A COMPUTER-BASED MEDIA ACCESS SYSTEM (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-048: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CIRCUMVENTING USAGE RESTRICTION APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-048.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CIRCUMVENTING USAGE RESTRICTION APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA (pending)
  • MOMI-055.PRO: UTILIZING X1 WITHOUT COMPROMISING SYSTEM SECURITY (pending)
  • MOMI-057: ENHANCING COPYRIGHT REVENUE GENERATION FOR A COPYRIGHT PROTECTED FRAME-BASED WORK (7,720,768)
  • MOMI-058: USING A CUSTOM MEDIA LIBRARY TO SECURE DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT (pending, Pub Date: Dec 2, 2010)
  • MOMI-059: SECURE MEDIA COPYING AND/OR PLAYBACK IN A USAGE PROTECTED FRAME-BASED WORK (pending, Pub Date: Dec 2, 2010)
  • MOMI-060: STANDALONE SOLUTION FOR SERIAL COPY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPLIANCE (pending, Pub Date: Jan 13, 2011)
  • MOMI-063: SECURE TIME AND SPACE SHIFTED AUDIOVISUAL WORK (pending, Pub Date: May 5, 2011)
  • MOMI-064: SECURITY THREAD FOR PROTECTING MEDIA CONTENT (8,407,808, Pub Date: Dec 1, 2011)

Copyrights in use

  • In 2009 MRT CEO Hank Risan was issued a copyright registration by the U.S. Copyright Office for the BlueBeat.com audiovisual material. (Reg. #PAu003407524)
  • In 2012 MRT CEO Hank Risan was issued a copyright registration by the U.S. Copyright Office for the Controlled Data Pathway. (Reg. #TX0007580669)
  • In 2013 MRT CEO Hank Risan was issued a copyright registration by the U.S. Copyright Office for the IsRecorderPresent. (Reg. #TX0007714608)
  • In 2014 MRT CEO Hank Risan was issued a copyright registration by the U.S. Copyright Office for the BlueBeat Secure Player. (Reg. #TXu1892246)

Contact

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Jasleen Matharu

Investor Information
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jasleen@mediarightstech.com


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