SAFE Corporation Releases SourceDetective,
Internet Search for Software Plagiarism Detection
CUPERTINO, CA (December 3, 2008) - Software Analysis
& Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading
provider of software tools for detecting and measuring
software intellectual property, has just released SourceDetective,
a tool in its CodeSuite® set of software tools for
comparing computer code to detect plagiarism, copyright
infringement, and trade secret theft. SourceDetective
helps definitively prove or disprove copying of source
code by automatically searching the Internet and demonstrating
that code elements in two different programs are unique,
rarely used, or commonplace.
SourceDetective is part of CodeSuite, which comprises CodeMatch®,
CodeDiff®, and BitMatch®. CodeMatch compares source
code from two different programs and pinpoints areas of suspected
copying even when the copied code has been significantly modified.
It has been used in over two dozen copyright infringement
and trade secret lawsuits and has become a de facto standard
among IP attorneys. CodeDiff finds differences in code from
programs that are nearly identical and has been used to measure
changes in software intellectual property between versions
of software programs. BitMatch is used to compare source code
to executable binary code, looking for signs of copying. It
can help determine whether a competitor has misappropriated
your code and whether litigation is necessary or useful.
According to Bob Zeidman, President of SAFE Corporation,
"SourceDetective will be very important for copyright
infringement and trade secret litigation. Previously, searches
were done manually and were extremely time consuming. Not
only has SourceDetective sped up this process thousands of
times over, but it is exhaustive and generates data in a form
that is easily readable and presentable to a judge or jury."
A fully functional copy of SourceDetective is available with
CodeSuite 3.0.0 and can be downloaded from the SAFE Corporation
website. Licenses for running SourceDetective are available
from SAFE Corporation.
About S.A.F.E. Corporation
S.A.F.E. Corporation is the leading firm providing software
and services for discovering intellectual property theft,
measuring software IP, and comparing software source code
and object code. CodeSuite has been used by law firms for
IP litigation cases around the world. CodeSuite has also been
used by tax attorneys to track changes through multiple generations
of programs in order to do accurate IP valuations. The corporate
headquarters is in Cupertino, California.
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