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Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

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The software industry continues to expand as new products enter into the technological marketplace in order to meet increasing demand. As a result of the popularity of often-expensive software products, companies face the growing challenge of protecting their products against copyright infringement. Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement discusses the forensics of software copyright infringement. This book highlights theoretical, functional, and procedural matters in the investigation of copyright infringement of software products, as well as the development of forensic technologies to detect and eliminate software piracy. As this publication will explore comprehensive topics on the forensic process of software piracy, it is an essential resource for software forensic experts, lawyers in the field of copyright infringement, judges, software professionals, software developers, and students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: The Context and Background
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CYBER CRIMES
    3. CATEGORIZATION OF CYBER CRIMES
    4. SOFTWARE PIRACY AS A CYBER CRIME
    5. CYBER CRIMES AND DIGITAL EVIDENCE
    6. CYBER LAWS AND COPYRIGHT REGULATIONS
    7. DIGITAL FORENSICS
    8. SOFTWARE FORENSICS AS PART OF DIGITAL FORENSICS
    9. THE ROLE OF DIGITAL FORENSIC EXPERTS IN THE JUDICIARY
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 2: Software Copyright Infringement and Litigation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CAN TRIGGER A LEGAL DISPUTE
    3. EVIDENTIAL ASPECTS OF SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT VIOLATION
    4. THE FORENSIC TASK TO SUIT THE LEGAL OBJECTIVES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 3: Formal Elements and Measures in Software and their Forensic Importance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. SOFTWARE AND ITS ELEMENTS
    3. SOFTWARE ELEMENTS AND SOFTWARE AUTHORSHIP IDENTIFICATION
    4. SOFTWARE ELEMENTS AND SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT FORENSICS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 4: Forensic Expertise and Judicial Expectations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. A FORENSIC EXPERT’S PERSPECTIVE OF THE JUDICIAL EXPECTATIONS
    3. LEGITIMIZATION OF FORENSIC ELEMENTS AND PROCEDURES
    4. EXTENSIVE EDUCATION AND UPDATED JURISPRUDENCE
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 5: Software Copyright Infringement Forensics and Authorship Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE AUTHORSHIP ANALYSIS
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 6: Forensics with the AFC Test
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE FORENSICS
    3. THE ABSTRACTION-FILTRATION-COMPARISON TEST
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 7: Some Additional Factors for Inclusion in Software Copyright Infringement Forensics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND THE NEED FOR UPDATING
    3. POST-PIRACY MODIFICATIONS: IMPACT AND IMPLICATIONS
    4. PROGRAMMING BLUNDER AND DEAD CODES
    5. PROGRAMMING BLUNDERS AND LEGITIMIZATION OF THE EVIDENCE
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 8: Forensics with the POSAR Test
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. POSAR AS AFC+
    3. OVERVIEW OF THE AFC TEST
    4. THE POSAR TEST
    5. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE POSAR TEST OVER THE AFC TEST
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 9: Thinking Ahead
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUTURE OF SOFTWARE FORENSIC PROCEDURES
    4. FUTURE OF SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT LAWS
    5. FUTURE OF OTHER AREAS IN SOFTWARE FORENSIC TECHNOLOGY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  16. Appendix 1: Challenges in Software Quality Forensics and Litigation - A Case Study
    1. SOFTWARE QUALITY FORENSICS
    2. FORENSICS STAGES AND CHALLENGES
    3. SOFTWARE QUALITY TESTING AND FORENSIC REPORTING
    4. EXPERT WITNESS AND FINAL JUDGMENT
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  17. Appendix 2: Pragmatics of a Software Forensic Report - Some Statistics
    1. A BRIEF BACKGROUND OF THE SOFTWARE CASE AND ITS FORENSIC REPORT
    2. REFERENCES
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Author