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The Software IP Detective’s Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection by Bob Zeidman

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Part VIII. Detecting Software IP Theft and Infringement

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of the Four

As mentioned earlier in this book, software intellectual property theft is a problem of growing concern. Now that various aspects of software intellectual property have been defined and various mathematical frameworks for comparing software and measuring software IP have been presented, we are ready to examine methods for detecting software IP theft and infringement.

In this part I describe techniques for investigating software to determine whether IP theft or infringement has occurred. I discuss these techniques from the point of view of an independent ...

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