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The license evaluator at least in part performs such determination by running a script corresponding to the triggering device in the code of the first process. Thus, the first process is dependent upon the second process and the license for operation thereof.
More particularly, the invention relates to a security process on the computing that proxy-executes the code on behalf of an application process only if the security process is satisfied based on a license or the like that the application process is entitled to be operating on the computing device.
Even more particularly, the invention relates to such a security process that proxy-executes code on behalf of the application process to execute a function limited by the license to a defined count, but only if the security process is satisfied based on maintained state regarding the count that the application process is entitled to execute the function.
However, such distributor typically also wishes to restrict what each user or recipient can do with such distributed computer application. For example, the distributor would like to restrict the user from copying and re-distributing such application to a second user, at least in a manner that denies the distributor a license fee from such second user.
Similarly, the distributor may wish to prevent the user from employing the application to perform more than a set number of a certain task. In addition, the distributor may wish to provide the user with the flexibility to purchase different types of use licenses at different license fees, while at the same time holding the user to the terms of whatever type of license is in fact purchased.
For example, the distributor may wish to allow the application to be executed only a limited number of times, only for a certain total time, only on a certain type of machine, only on a certain type of rendering platform, only by a certain type of user, etc.
Likewise, the distributor may wish to allow one user to pay a smaller license fee and access a smaller set of application functions and also to allow another user to pay a larger license fee and access a larger set of application functions, and the like.
However, after distribution has occurred, such distributor has very little if any control over the distributed application. This is especially problematic in view of the fact that the application may be copied and re-distributed to most any personal computer, presuming that the application is not otherwise protected in some manner from such copying and re-distribution.
As should be appreciated, most any such personal computer includes the software and hardware necessary to make an exact digital copy of such application, and to download such exact digital copy to a write-able magnetic or optical disk, or to send such exact digital copy over a network such as the Internet to any destination.
However, such a promise is easily made and easily broken. A distributor may therefore attempt to prevent such prohibited acts through any of several known security measures.
One security measure that is employed to prevent improper re-distribution of an application is product activation. In such product activation, a customer acquiring a software application is provided with a product activation key corresponding thereto, which is a unique serial number and product identifier that acts as a proof of purchase or the like.
The product activation key need not be and typically is not cryptographic in nature, although a digital signature which is cryptographic in nature may be included to act as a guarantee that the product key is genuine.
The entered product key and an ID representative of the computer device are then sent to a product activation service as part of the installation process. As may be appreciated, the product activation service determines whether the entered product key is valid, whether the product key has been employed before, and if so in connection with what computer device.
Accordingly, if the product activation service determines that the entered product key has already been employed to install the application on another computer device or has been employed a maximum number of times, for examplesuch activation service will not allow the installation of the application on the computer device to proceed, will not allow a complete installation of the application on the computer device, will not allow the installed application to be used on the computer device, or the like, as the case maybe.
Thus, activation as used herein may entail permission to install the application, permission to perform some level of installation of the application, permission to completely install the application, some level of permission to use the application, complete permission to use the application, or the like.
Note that as part of the activation process, the activation service may return a digital version of the license to the computing device on which the application is associated. Such license may be tied to the computing device such that the license is not usable with any other computing device, and may express a level of activation, as well as license terms such as application functions that are to be made available, functions that are to be made non-available, a period of activation or a number of times the application may be executed on the computing device, a maximum number of uses of a particular function of the application, a maximum number of simultaneous uses of a particular function of the application, and the like.
With such license, then, a rights client controller with a license evaluator or the like may be employed on the computer along with the distributed application to control operation and use of the application based on an evaluation of whether the license so permits.
However, a need exists for an actual method and mechanism by which such rights client with such license evaluator may in fact control operation and use of the application based on the license.
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In particular, a need exists for such a rights client with such a license evaluator that executes certain portions of code on behalf of and as a proxy for the application, but only if the license evaluator determines that the license allows such execution.
While in one case the portions of code within the application are at least partially randomly chosen, it is to be appreciated that in another case each of at least some of the portions of code represents a function that is to be executed only if the corresponding license so allows.
More specifically, the function is to be executed only if the corresponding license so allows based on a logical or mathematical determination.
For instance, it may be that the function allows the instantiation of a resource, and the license allows a maximum of X instantiations of the resource. In such an instance, then, a need exists for a method and mechanism by which a secure process can securely maintain a count of the number of instantiations of the resource as state information.
More generally, a need exists for a method and mechanism by which the secure process can securely maintain state information regarding data necessary to determine whether a license for an application allows code of the application to be executed.
A digital license corresponds to the first process and sets forth terms and conditions for operating the first process. A second process operates on the computer for proxy-executing code corresponding to the triggering device of the first process on behalf of such first process, the second process including a license evaluator for evaluating the license upon the first process encountering the triggering device to determine whether the first process is to be operated in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in such license.
The second process upon the first process encountering the triggering device chooses whether to in fact proxy-execute code corresponding to the triggering device of the first process on behalf of such first process based at least in part on whether the license evaluator has determined that the first process is to be operated in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license.
For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there are shown in the drawings embodiments which are presently preferred. As should be understood, however, the invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown.
It should be understood, however, that handheld, portable, and other computing devices of all kinds are contemplated for use in connection with the present invention. While a general purpose computer is described below, this is but one example, and the present invention requires only a thin client having network server interoperability and interaction.
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