Disclosed herein are systems and methods for video annotation that allow a content creator to specify whether a video annotation appears or changes based on the viewer’s geolocation to provide relevant content. The system uses four core components viz. video annotation editing tool, annotation storage mechanism, video metadata serving system and conversion mechanism. When a user clicks on media in a client application to view a video, the conversion mechanism converts the profile data of the user into geographic data using GPS or other methods. The metadata server then applies the geographic restrictions (step F) and shows the video with the annotations appropriate to the geolocation. The client application could provide the user with a manual override to specify viewing annotations of a different geolocation. The system of video annotations gives content creators and publishers the ability to create interactive elements within their videos to merchandise, thereby providing significant monetization opportunities.
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Lewis, Justin and Cohen, Joseph, "Geo-Restricted In-Video Annotations", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 13, 2016)