Method and device for distributing electronic documents

  • US 20100146640A1
  • Filed: 02/17/2010
  • Published: 06/10/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for distributing an electronic document, wherein the electronic document comprises first authorized copies information which records a first number of authorized copies for the electronic document a local user may distribute, every time distributing the electronic document to a user the method comprises:

  • sending second authorized copies information to the user, wherein the second authorized copies information records a second number of authorized copies for the electronic document the user may distribute, and the second number of authorized copies is less than or equal to the first number of authorized copies currently recorded in the first authorized copies information;

    updating the first authorized copies information, updated first number of authorized copies recorded in the updated first authorized copies information is equal to a value obtained by subtracting the second number of authorized copies from the first number of authorized copies recorded in the first authorized copies information last time.

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