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LAYERED ABSTRACTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERSISTENT CONTENT IDENTITY

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7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

This invention generally relates to methods and systems for associating and identifying content, including both physical and electronic objects, with metadata through networks. The invention also generally relates to routing systems for handling requests including content identifiers. One claimed method is provided for media content identity resolution. The method includes: computing a content identifier from a media content signal; forming a layered content identifier, the layered content identifier including the content identifier, an identity provider identifier and a metadata claim; issuing a resolution request to a routing service to get metadata associated with the layered content identifier, the routing service interpreting the layered content identifier by forwarding the metadata claim to an identity provider identified by the identity provider identifier; and receiving in response to the resolution request, the metadata associated with the layered content identifier. Of course, other combinations are provided and claimed as well.