SOFTWARE FEATURE PROTECTION FOR REMOTELY CONFIGURED EQUIPMENT
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-25
Today more and more features are provided in Existing feature protection is based on a combi- software only and are controlled by a remote contig- nation of information stored in the user's system and urator. These features often run on generic hard- additional protection provided by the configurator. ware and have various prices. This raises the issue of protecting such functions from illegal use.