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04-01-2007, 08:56 PM
I've been looking for a book, paper, etc. addressing source code and IP. Specifically topics like plagiarism, copyright, and patents. I'm a bit niave to the topic as a whole so I'm having trouble getting started. Can anyone point me toward some sources, e.g. websites, journals, magazines, books, etc., that address this area of being a programmer?

04-01-2007, 09:10 PM

04-03-2007, 02:46 AM
I've been working on these issues lately. I've developed a program called CodeMatch (in a suite of tools called CodeSuite) for determining software source code correlation for use in finding plagiarism. It's becoming a standard for software copyright litigation. You can download it at www.ZeidmanConsulting.com/CodeSuite.htm and use it for free on sets of source code less than 1 Megabyte.

I wrote an article for Dr Dobb's Journal at http://www.ddj.com/dept/architect/184405734 and a paper for an IEEE conference that I'd be glad to send you if you email me.

I've also written an article on software plagiarism for a law magazine, IP Today. You can get the article at http://www.iptoday.com/pdf/2007/2/Zeidman-Feb2007.pdf.

Hope this helps.

-Bob Zeidman