BitMatch From Zeidman Consulting Finds Stolen
CUPERTINO, CA (July 30, 2007) - Zeidman Consulting
has just released BitMatchTM for finding
stolen source code by examining binary executable files.
BitMatch is integrated into CodeSuite, a suite of tools
for detecting software plagiarism, copyright infringement,
and other forms of intellectual property misappropriation.
BitMatch examines executable files for signs of copying.
CodeSuite also incorporates CodeMatch®, CodeDiffTM,
and FileIsolateTM and can generate detailed
reports and statistics spreadsheets.
CodeMatch uses sophisticated algorithms to compare source
code files to help pinpoint common source code in different
programs and has been successfully used in many intellectual
property disputes. It is now a de facto standard at many premiere
IP law firms throughout the country. CodeMatch requires access
to the source code from both parties in a dispute. How do
you even determine that your code has been taken before you
have such access?
That is where BitMatch comes into play. BitMatch uses the
same user interface and similar algorithms as CodeMatch to
compare your source code, or your executable files, against
the binary executable files from a suspected copier. BitMatch
cannot determine with the same certainty as CodeMatch, but
if it shows suspicious similarities, it is a sign that you
should move forward and take action.
According to Bob Zeidman, president of Zeidman Consulting,
"CodeMatch has been an extremely successful tool during
litigation. But what about before litigation? With BitMatch,
a company can now scan its competitor's programs for signs
of copying. If something is found, it should be enough evidence
to start legal proceedings."
A fully functional copy of CodeSuite can be downloaded from
the Zeidman Consulting website for use on small sets of code.
For large jobs, experts, attorneys, and business people can
obtain licenses to run CodeSuite at their own facility or
hire Zeidman Consulting experts to run it, producing results
in an easy-to-understand report. CodeSuite training is also
available. For costs and logistics, contact Zeidman Consulting.
About Zeidman Consulting
Zeidman Consulting is one of the leading firms for analyzing
software and providing expert witness services. The corporate
headquarters is in Cupertino, California.
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BitMatch, CodeSuite, CodeMatch, CodeDiff, and FileIsolate
are trademarks of Zeidman Consulting.