Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

Vinod Polpaya Bhattathiripad (G J Software Forensics, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 273
ISBN13: 9781466658042|ISBN10: 1466658045|EISBN13: 9781466658059|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5804-2

Description

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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Copyright Infringement
  • Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Crime Forensics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Piracy
  • Software Copyright Infringement
  • Software Forensics
  • Software piracy

Reviews and Testimonials

Bhattathiripad, a software engineer and cyber forensic consultant to police, judiciary, intelligence, and banks in India and abroad, examines software piracy as a cyber crime and what cyber forensic experts need to know to assist law enforcement agencies in establishing culpability in the investigation of software piracy or copyright infringement. He outlines the processes, procedures, proceedings, activities, reporting, and implications of establishing software copyright infringement using forensic technology.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

The book discusses the forensics of software copyright infringement and 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 avoid software piracy. It is of interest to software forensic experts, lawyers in the field of copyright infringement, judges, software professionals, and students. [...] A good guide for a first reading on copyright infringement forensics. It is very useful because it brings to attention every single aspect of the subject.

– Diane Barrett, University of Advancing Technology, USA, Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law 9(4)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Vinod Polpaya Bhattathiripad has been a cyber forensic consultant to police, judiciary, intelligence, and banks in India generally on civil / criminal cases related to cyber abuses and specifically on cases related to software copyright infringement, since 2007. As a software engineer, he has worked in 148 software development projects spanning 18 years. He has been a technical committee member of several digital crime and forensics conferences in Asia, Europe and the USA. He has published internationally on software piracy and copyright infringement forensics and is the developer of POSAR, a protocol for the forensics of software copyright infringement. His doctoral thesis is on forensics of software copyright infringement. He is a reviewer of several journals and conference proceedings on digital crime and forensics, across the world. His side interests and hobbies keep him in Kozhikode in the southern Indian state of Kerala, known for its Vedic traditions, its lush greenery, its plentifully abundant coconut palms, its lagoons, and its spices.

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