(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0140106 Al
Raguseo (43) Pub. Date: Jul. 24,2003
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Jan. 23, 2002 (EP) 02368008.5
(51) Int. CI.7 G06F 15/16
(52) U.S. C I 709/207
The present invention discloses a method and a corresponding system for controlling delivery of information in a forum. In the method (300a,300fc) of the invention a user provides (306) the text of a new message to be submitted to the forum. The user then selects (315) every confidential portion of the text, and inputs (318) corresponding replacement information. A confidential version of the message (consisting of the original text) is made available (345,351) only to a specific subset of the participants in the forum; a public version of the message, obtained substituting (366) the replacement information for the corresponding confidential portions of the original text, is made available to all the other participants.