Copyright Protection Method based on the Main Feature of Digital Images

  • Xinyi WangEmail author
  • Zhenghong Yang
  • Shaozhang Niu
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 63)


With the rapid development of information technology, images can be easily copied, modified, and re-released. This paper proposes a copyright protection method based on the main feature of digital images by using SIFT algorithm. It aims to prevent the image which main feature information is stored in database from being abused. The innovation point is to store feature information instead of images with much redundant information, which can accelerate matching. It can be judged whether a picture infringes copyright by extracting its main feature information, then comparing with those in database. The experiment results show that this method can resist tampering attack such as JPEG compression, noise, and geometric distortion.


digital image copyright protection SIFT algorithm main feature information image tampering search matching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ScienceChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Key Lab of Intelligent Telecommunication Software and MultimediaBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina

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