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Pc Copyright Print Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099609D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Leddy, PM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This Copyright Print Program is an efficient, easy-to- use tool for translating either source code or executable code into a hexadecimal formatted output file that can be printed and sent to the United States Copyright Office for copyright registration purposes. The hexadecimal output file is formatted by sector number with the name of the software application and flowchart copyright information printed on every page of the output file. The accompanying description illustrates the logic flow of the Copyright Print Program.

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Pc Copyright Print Program

       This Copyright Print Program is an efficient, easy-to-
use tool for translating either source code or executable code into a
hexadecimal formatted output file that can be printed and sent to the
United States Copyright Office for copyright registration purposes.
The hexadecimal output file is formatted by sector number with the
name of the software application and flowchart copyright information
printed on every page of the output file.  The accompanying
description illustrates the logic flow of the Copyright Print
Program.

      In the flowchart, the system is initialized and the user is
prompted to enter the name of the module to be converted into
hexadecimal format.  The Copyright Program checks to see that the
requested module exists and opens the necessary input and output
files.  The Copyright Program determines the size of the module in
sectors, reads a sector, converts each character of the sector into
hexadecimal format, and prints the results in an output file.  This
process continues until the requested module has been converted into
hexadecimal format.  The Copyright Program will then prompt the user
to enter the name of the next module to be converted.  The user can
end processing and return to DOS at any time by pressing the ENTER
key.