GB2154769B - Computer software protection - Google Patents

Computer software protection

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Publication number
GB2154769B
GB2154769B GB8505023A GB8505023A GB2154769B GB 2154769 B GB2154769 B GB 2154769B GB 8505023 A GB8505023 A GB 8505023A GB 8505023 A GB8505023 A GB 8505023A GB 2154769 B GB2154769 B GB 2154769B
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Prior art keywords
computer software
software protection
protection
computer
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Expired
Application number
GB8505023A
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GB2154769A (en )
GB8505023D0 (en )
Inventor
Michael John Shaw
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Gandlake Software Ltd
Original Assignee
GANDLAKE SOFTWARE LTD
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F21/00Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
    • G06F21/10Protecting distributed programs or content, e.g. vending or licensing of copyrighted material
    • G06F21/12Protecting executable software
    • G06F21/121Restricting unauthorised execution of programs
    • G06F21/123Restricting unauthorised execution of programs by using dedicated hardware, e.g. dongles, smart cards, cryptographic processors, global positioning systems [GPS] devices
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F2211/00Indexing scheme relating to details of data-processing equipment not covered by groups G06F3/00 - G06F13/00
    • G06F2211/007Encryption, En-/decode, En-/decipher, En-/decypher, Scramble, (De-)compress
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F2221/00Indexing scheme relating to security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
    • G06F2221/07Indexing scheme relating to G06F21/10, protecting distributed programs or content
    • G06F2221/0722Content
    • G06F2221/0744Unique instance
GB8505023A 1984-02-28 1985-02-27 Computer software protection Expired GB2154769B (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB8405097 1984-02-28
GB8505023A GB2154769B (en) 1984-02-28 1985-02-27 Computer software protection

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB8505023A GB2154769B (en) 1984-02-28 1985-02-27 Computer software protection

Publications (3)

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GB8505023D0 GB8505023D0 (en) 1985-03-27
GB2154769A true GB2154769A (en) 1985-09-11
GB2154769B true GB2154769B (en) 1987-11-18

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GB8505023A Expired GB2154769B (en) 1984-02-28 1985-02-27 Computer software protection

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Families Citing this family (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB8711740D0 (en) * 1987-05-19 1987-06-24 Gen Electric Co Plc Data storage system
EP0459046A1 (en) * 1990-05-31 1991-12-04 International Business Machines Corporation Computer software protection
DE4239865A1 (en) * 1992-11-27 1994-06-01 Heinz Johann Unauthorised program use prevention method - inserting installation chip card data carrier into test appts. before starting, interrogating card to check program addresses, and interrupting program with incorrect answer
US6298443B1 (en) * 1998-04-24 2001-10-02 Dell Usa, L.P. Method and system for supplying a custom software image to a computer system

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US3996449A (en) * 1975-08-25 1976-12-07 International Business Machines Corporation Operating system authenticator
EP0084441A3 (en) * 1982-01-19 1984-08-22 Tabs Limited Method and apparatus for the protection of proprietary computer software
FR2523745B1 (en) * 1982-03-18 1987-06-26 Bull Sa Method and device for protecting a book by a software provider has a user
GB2131850B (en) * 1982-12-15 1986-09-10 Monier Ltd Hardenable structures for mine passages
GB8302096D0 (en) * 1983-01-26 1983-03-02 Int Computers Ltd Software protection in computer systems

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GB2154769A (en) 1985-09-11 application
GB8505023D0 (en) 1985-03-27 grant

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