Copy protection of software and/or data

  • US 8,296,757 B2
  • Filed: 09/24/2010
  • Issued: 10/23/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A portable memory device connectable by a user to a host computing device for enabling said user to run or execute at the host computing device a protected software or data and not enabling said user to copy the protected software or data, the portable memory device comprising:

  • a controller for controlling interaction between the portable memory device and the host computing device;

    a memory component that includes a protected memory component storing at least part of the protected software or data that is installable or executable on the host computing device by said user and at least part of the protected software or data stored in the protected memory component cannot be accessed and copied by said user from the protected memory component; and

    an autorun software stored on the memory device and executable on the host computing device upon connection and activation of the portable memory device to the host computing device, the autorun software stored on the portable memory device including;

    software for running automatically on the host computing device upon connection and activation of the portable memory device with the host computing device;

    software for accessing, by the autorun software, at least part of the protected software or data from the protected memory component of the portable memory device in dependence of a successful authentication of the autorun software; and

    software for installing, executing, or running, on the host computing device at least part of the protected software or data accessed from the protected memory component of the portable memory device;

    whereby the portable memory device enables said user to operate, to run or to execute the protected software or data on the host computing device upon connection and activation of the portable memory device with the host computing device and not enabling said user access to the protected memory component for copying at least part of the protected software or data from the protected memory component of the portable memory device.

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