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Techniques and Applications of Digital Watermarking and Content Protection

Techniques and Applications

Techniques and Applications of Digital Watermarking and Content Protection by Michael Arnold
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This unique easy-to-use software is an integration of tools and simulators that help you solve the most common feedforward predistorted amplifier design equations, including calculating gain and loop balance, optimum coupling ratios, and more. It includes the tools you need everyday, such as a microstrip calculator and parallel coupler designer, to relieve you of lengthy calculations and help you predict the performance of a complex amplifier before all the blocks are together.

Whether you need to quickly come up to speed on the state of the art in digital watermarking or want to find out the latest about such research areas as 3-D geometry watermarking, this timely reference gives you the hands-on knowledge you need for your work. This book covers the full range of media -- still images, audio data, video, 3-D geometry data, formatted text, music scores, and program code -- that you can protect with digital watermarking.

Realistic application scenarios and parameters help you to decide which watermarking technology is right for a host of applications. In-depth analysis of threats, risks, and attack mechanisms lets you establish quality and robustness criteria to ensure optimal content protection. Copy and usage schemes, digital rights management, tamper resistance, and encryption are also among the content protection mechanisms and solutions that this book arms you with to prevent illegal pirating of copyrighted digital content.

Contents:

Introduction - The Origins of Copyright Protection. The Protection of Intellectual Property through Technical Means. Integrity and Authenticity.

Digital Watermarking - Rationale. Digital Watermarking and Cryptography. First Generation Approaches. Beyond the First Generation.

Applications of Digital Watermarking - Usage-Specific Requirements. Copyright Protection. Annotation Watermarking. Fingerprinting. Automatic Playlist Generation for Rights Verification. Multimedia Authentication. Watermarking for Copy Protection.

Digital Watermarking for Still Images - Classification and Application Requirements. Photographic and Photorealistic Images. Binary and half-toned images. Summary.

Digital Watermarking for Audio Data - Requirements and Design. Psychoacoustic Facts and Models. Perceptual Audio Watermarking. Algorithms.

Digital Watermarking for Other Media - Digital Watermarking for Video Data. Digital Watermarking for Three-Dimensional Data. Digital Watermarking for Two-Dimensional Geometry Data. Digital Watermarking for Formatted Text. Music Scores.

Attacks, Benchmarks and Standardization - Threats and Risk Analysis. Attacks. Quality Evaluation of Watermarked Objects. Benchmarking.

Other Content Protection Mechanisms - Copy and Usage Protection Schemes. Analog Media Protection. Offline Digital Content Protection.

Integrated Content Protection Solutions - Digital Rights Management. Tamper-Protection.

Conclusion - Digital Rights Management Systems. Digital Watermarking. Outlook.

Michael Arnold received his diploma degree in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) at Julius-Maximilians University of Wuerzburg. He has since served as the professorial chair, Computational Physics, in Wuerzburg, and as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics. Mr. Arnold is currently head of the watermarking group in the security technology department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany.

Stephen D. Wolthusen is currently deputy department head of the security technology department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany. He has been involved in computer security and information assurance research since 1993.

Martin Schmucker works in the security technology department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany. His prior experience included work telematics and traffic control systems. His research interests include content protection and digital watermarking.

Artech House; June 2003
283 pages; ISBN 9781580536646
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Title: Techniques and Applications of Digital Watermarking and Content Protection
Author: Michael Arnold; Martin Schmucker; Stephen Wolthusen