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Location based licensing enforcement Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022405D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-12

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As the cost of distribution of drops (via internet ...) it can be very beneficial for software and entertainment companies if they can license their products in such a way that the license is only valid for certain locations. This restricted licensing can be used to lower cost and increase volumes. For example one would be able to purchase a movie which would have a license that would make it work only at their home and the cost would be much lower than the DVD one buys at a retail store. Companies could give software licenses to schools for free because they would know for sure that the software would not work outside the school.