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AUGUST 2018

VOLUME 10, ISSUE 1

Software Scan

The President's Column

CodeSuite 5.0 has just been released. Read about the new features in this month's Scanning Code section of the SAFE newsletter.

In the Scanning IP section you can read my take on the Federal Circuit Court's decision about Fair Use in Oracle v. Google and why the decision is good for software developers, particularly individuals and entrepreneurs.

Send me your comments and critiques. I'm always interested in hearing from you.

Regards,


Bob Zeidman
President, SAFE Corporation


Scanning Code

CodeSuite 5.0 Released

A new version of CodeSuite has just been released. In addition to a few minor bug fixes, there are a few new features that you should find very helpful.

CodeSplit is the new tool within CodeSuite that splits a program's source code into basic code elements (identifiers, statements, and comments and strings) and puts them into a CodeSuite database for further analysis. You can then use SourceDetective to search the Internet for these elements to help determine whether the code originated from open source code. You can generate an HTML report that shows the elements for every source code file. Learn more about it here.

Sorting a database can now be done automatically with a single command. All file pairs are sorted by their scores, from highest to lowest. This also means that the HTML reports generated from these sorted databases will be sorted, making it easier to start examining file pairs starting with those that have the highest overall scores. 

Scanning IP

Oracle v. Google: Protecting Software Development, Not Destroying It

Many articles are coming out about how the recent decision in Oracle America v. Google is going to destroy the ability to create and protect software in the United States. The latest doomsday prophet is Jie Lian in his IPWatchdog article entitled Oracle v. America: Fair or Unfair. As a longtime programmer and an expert in software copyright law, I can tell you that the Federal Circuit got it right, and the decision helps software developers and encourages software development because it leaves in place the copyright protections that have existed at least since the Software Copyright Act of 1980. I am sure that most of us can agree that software development has skyrocketed since 1980.

Read more here.

Advanced Tools to Detect Plagiarism and IP Theft

CodeSuite® & CodeSuite-LT®
Sophisticated sets of tools for analyzing software source code and object code including:

BitMatch®
Check binary object code for plagiarism.

CodeCLOC®
Measure software IP changes between versions of a program.

CodeCross®
Cross check source code for plagiarism.

CodeDiff®
Compare source code to find differences and measure changes.

CodeMatch®
The premiere tool for pinpointing copied source code.

CodeSplit
Divide code into its basic elements for further analysis.

SourceDetective®
Scour the Internet for plagiarized code.

CodeSuite-MP®
Speed up your analysis on a multiprocessor system.

CodeGrid®
Turbo charge your analysis on a supercomputer grid.

HTML Preprocessor
Divide HTML pages into their basic elements for easier analysis.

DocMate®
Find signs of copying in any document.

Get Smart

SAFE offers training at our facility or yours or on the Web. Contact us to make arrangements:

MCLE credit in software IP

CodeSuite certification

Your New Office

Remember that you can have your own secure office at the SAFE facility for storing proprietary software, running CodeSuite, analyzing the results, and getting onsite support. We're located at

20863 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 456
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 517-1167

 

This newsletter is not legal advice. Views expressed herein should be checked for accuracy and current applicability.
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