Method for evaluating software freely distributed over the internet

  • US 20050251489A1
  • Filed: 04/19/2005
  • Published: 11/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1996
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method for evaluating software freely distributed over the Internet comprising:

  • inserting licensing system code into software to be distributed, the code including a client module associated with the distributed software;

    forming a connection to a license server over an IP-compliant network responsive to detection by the client module of use of the distributed software on a client computer;

    directing the client computer to Web site associated with the distributed software; and

    wherein the Web site prompts the user to either purchase the distributed software or evaluate the distributed software for a demonstration period.

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