Java Birthmarks - Detecting the Software Theft -

@article{Tamada2005JavaB,
  title={Java Birthmarks - Detecting the Software Theft -},
  author={Haruaki Tamada and Masahide Nakamura and Akito Monden and Ken-ichi Matsumoto},
  journal={IEICE Transactions},
  year={2005},
  volume={88-D},
  pages={2148-2158}
}
To detect the theft of Java class files efficiently, we propose a concept of Java birthmarks, which are unique and native characteristics of every class file. For a pair of class files p and q, if q has the same birthmark as p’s, q is suspected as a copy of p. Ideally, the birthmarks should satisfy the following properties: (a) preservation – the birthmarks should be preserved even if the original class file is tampered with, and (b) distinction – independent class files must be distinguished… CONTINUE READING
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