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Authors T.BianchiA.Piva
Title Secure Watermarking for Multimedia Content Protection: A Review of its Benefits and Open Issues
Abstract Distribution channels such as digital music downloads, video-on-demand, multimedia social networks, pose new challenges to the design of content protection measures aimed at preventing copyright violations. Digital watermarking has been proposed as a possible brick of such protection systems, providing a means to embed a unique code, as a fingerprint, into each copy of the distributed content. However, application of watermarking for multimedia content protection in realistic scenarios poses several security issues. Secure signal processing, by which name we indicate a set of techniques able to process sensitive signals that have been obfuscated either by encryption or by other privacy-preserving primitives, may offer valuable solutions to the aforementioned issues. More specifically, the adoption of efficient methods for watermark embedding or detection on data that have been secured in some way, which we name in short secure watermarking, provides an elegant way to solve the security concerns of fingerprinting applications. The aim of this contribution is to illustrate recent results regarding secure watermarking to the signal processing community, highlighting both benefits and still open issues. Some of the most interesting challenges in this area, as well as new research directions, will also be discussed.
Publication IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Typology International Journal Papers
Date March 2013
Other info vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 87-96, 
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