Tracking electronic content

  • US 7,673,059 B2
  • Filed: 03/30/2004
  • Issued: 03/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for acquiring information, comprising the step of:

  • receiving notification information from a successive computer in response to an attempt to access electronic data having computer executable instructions, the successive computer having previously received the electronic data from another successive computer, a successive computer being a computer that receives the electronic content from a computer other than an original recipient computer;

    wherein the notification information is collected by executing the computer executable instructions when triggered by an event at the successive computer and the notification information is received at a network address other than a network address transmitting the electronic data to the original recipient computer.

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