Content-Fragile Watermarking Based on Content-Based Digital Signatures

  • Jana Dittmann
  • Arnd Steinmetz
  • Ralf Steinmetz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1718)


The development of new multimedia services and environments requires new concepts both to support the new working process on distributed computers and to protect the multimedia data during the production and distribution. This article addresses image/video authentication and copyright protection as major security demands in digital marketplaces. First we present a content-based signature technique for image and video authenticity and integrity. Based on this technique, we introduce a tool for interactive video authentication and propose content-fragile watermarking, a concept which combines watermarking and content-based digital signatures to ensure copyright protection and detection of integrity violation.


Digital Watermark Edge Characteristic Watermark Technique Feature Code Copyright Holder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jana Dittmann
    • 1
  • Arnd Steinmetz
    • 1
  • Ralf Steinmetz
    • 1
  1. 1.GMD - German National Research Center for Information TechnologyInstitute (IPSI)DarmstadtGermany

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