Method and apparatus for distributing information products

  • US 5,982,889 A
  • Filed: 04/30/1997
  • Issued: 11/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method comprising the steps of:

  • generating a string, R;

    encrypting a first authentication code, an indicium of an end-user'"'"'s identity, an indicium of a first information product, and an indicium of a second information product with said string, R, as the key to create a launch code;

    decrypting said launch code with said string, R, to recover said authentication code, said indicium of said end-user'"'"'s identity, said indicium of said first information product and said indicium of said second information product; and

    installing said first information product and said second information product onto a computer associated with said end-user.

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