Data protection method and device

  • US 9,104,842 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2007
  • Issued: 08/11/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/17/1996
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-based method for modifying software, comprising:

  • receiving, in a computer having a processor and memory, software, wherein said software provides a specified functionality;

    embedding a watermark into said software, using said computer, said watermark encoding at least one first license code, thereby resulting in a first license code encoded watermarked software; and

    wherein said first license code encoded watermarked software is configured to query a user for personalization information during its installation.

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