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AUTOMATIC COPYRIGHT ROYALTY TRACKING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027756D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a remote monitoring device that accurately records the reproduction of copyrighted material. A bar code reader attached to any electrophotographic printing or copying machine interprets a preprinted identification number on a copyrighted document as it passes along the paper path. Preprinted identification numbers may be encoded by any industry-standard bar code in use and when detected, conveyed to a computer by way of a communications interface. Afterwards the data may be processed to generate a record of the number of copies made thus, ensuring that the appropriate royalties accrue to the copyright holder.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

AUTOMATIC COPYRIGHT ROYALTY Proposed Classification TRACKING U. S. C1.399/008 Peter W. Perine Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Disclosed is a remote monitoring device that accurately records the reproduction of copyrighted material. A bar code reader attached to any electrophotographic printing or copying machine interprets a preprinted identification number on a copyrighted document as it passes along the paper path. Preprinted identification numbers may be encoded by any industry-standard bar code in use and when detected, conveyed to a computer by way of a communications interface. Afterwards the data may be processed to generate a record of the number of copies made thus, ensuring that the appropriate royalties accrue to the copyright holder.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL, - Vol. 24, No. 3 May/June 1999 129

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130 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24, No. 3 May/June 1999

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