Deterring Text Document Piracy with Text Watermarking

Deterring Text Document Piracy with Text Watermarking

Rakesh Kumar Mishra (Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-903-3.ch008
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Protecting copyright of a digital content is gaining momentum and has been suitably complemented by technological innovations. Literature piracy, though not being given much attention, constitutes a major bulk. Unlike audio and video, text piracy is not complemented by IT solutions except for certain proprietary initiatives. This pursuit embarks on review of technological advancements for Text Copyright Protection along with issues and challenges for their implementation. Appraisal comprises of watermark embedding algorithms and distribution infrastructure. A brief discussion over the document structure, watermark composition and type, classification of algorithms and future direction is also being accomplished. To make approach holistic couple of systems were also studied.
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Digital Rights Management

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a universal concern. The digital data once decomposed into binaries have same level of vulnerability as that of unsecured content. Legal framework has already been put into action, but once media converts to binary form all the proprietary marks can be eliminated with little effort, obviously using computers. Hence the answer to question “to whom does this binary belong?” remains a major encumbrance in citation of rulings against plagiarist.

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