On the implementation of spread spectrum fingerprinting in asymmetric cryptographic protocol

Minoru Kuribayashi

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Digital fingerprinting of multimedia contents involves the generation of a fingerprint, the embedding operation, and the realization of traceability from redistributed contents. Considering a buyer's right, the asymmetric property in the transaction between a buyer and a seller must be achieved using a cryptographic protocol. In the conventional schemes, the implementation of a watermarking algorithm into the cryptographic protocol is not deeply discussed. In this paper, we propose the method for implementing the spread spectrum watermarking technique in the fingerprinting protocol based on the homomorphic encryption scheme. We first develop a rounding operation which converts real values into integer and its compensation, and then explore the tradeoff between the robustness and communication overhead. Experimental results show that our system can simulate Cox's spread spectrum watermarking method into asymmetric fingerprinting protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Article number694797
JournalEurasip Journal on Information Security
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Applications


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