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Digital Rights Management Using a Master Control Device

  • Imad M. Abbadi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4846)

Abstract

This paper focuses on the problem of preventing the illegal copying of digital content whilst allowing content mobility within a single user domain. This paper proposes a novel solution for binding a domain to a single owner. Domain owners are authenticated using two-factor authentication, which involves “something the domain owner has”, i.e. a Master Control device that controls and manages consumers domains, and binds devices joining a domain to itself, and “something the domain owner is or knows”, i.e. a biometric or password/PIN authentication mechanism that is implemented by the Master Control device . These measures establish a one-to-many relationship between the Master Control device and domain devices, and a one-to-one relationship between domain owners and their Master Control Devices, ensuring that a single consumer owns each domain. This stops illicit content proliferation. Finally, the pros and cons of two possible approaches to user authentication, i.e. the use of a password/PIN and biometric authentication mechanisms, and possible countermeasures to the identified vulnerabilities are discussed.

Keywords

Smart Card Trusted Platform Module False Acceptance Rate False Rejection Rate Trust Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imad M. Abbadi
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  1. 1.Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EXUK

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