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A given data object can effectively contain both a graphical representation to a network user and embedded information, such as the URL address of another network node, thereby to permit the object itself to serve as an automated hot link. The underlying development tools and web site browsers create and identify such an object for use in a manner similar to a hot link, as provided on the World Wide Web.

Title
Network linking method using steganographically embedded data objects
Application Number
154866
Publication Number
5841978
Application Date
July 27, 1995
Publication Date
November 24, 1998
Inventor
Geoffrey B Rhoads
West Linn
OR, US
Agent
Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz P C
Assignee
Digimarc Corporation
OR, US
IPC
H04L 9/00
G06F 13/00
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