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Short 3-Secure Fingerprinting Codes for Copyright Protection

  • Francesc Sebé
  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2384)

Abstract

A construction is presented to obtain 3-secure fingerprinting codes for copyright protection. Resistance against collusions of up to three buyers is achieved with a codeword length dramatically shorter than the one required by the general Boneh-Shaw construction. Thus the proposed fingerprints require much less embedding capacity. Due to their very clandestine nature, collusions tend to involve a small number of buyers, so that there is plenty of use for codes providing cost-effective protection against collusions of size up to 3.

Keywords

Electronic copyright protection Fingerprinting Watermarking Buyer collusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesc Sebé
    • 1
  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Engineering and MathematicsUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragona, CataloniaSpain

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