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Fingerprinting digital documents
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
1999 (English)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this thesis we look at the fingerprinting problem. Our belief is that it is very difficult to prevent illegal copying, so our solution is to mark each copy uniquely so that if it is spread illegally, the original owner of that copy can be found. The principle is the same as for a serial number on a product. However a serial number is often easy to find and remove, there­ fore the serial number, that we call "fingerprint", has to be embedded in the information itself without causing any change to the product. We assume that the embedding of the fingerprint can be carried out and concentrate on the fingerprinting code.

We have concentrated on four specific problems in this area. First we consider the finger­ printing code in the paper by Boneh and Shaw. This code is very long in practice, so we reduce the length for the inner code. The code is still very long.

The area of communication has many similarities with the fingerprinting area. A large number of error correcting codes are linear and binary. We show why binary linear codes can not be used as fingerprinting codes.

A specific structure on the fingerprinting code is a sorted code. The inner code in the code by Boneh and Shaw has this structure which is easy to analyse when the number of pirates is all but one. The pros and eons of a sorted code are looked into.

Today many of the fingerprinting codes are binary. We compare the binary codes to codes with k variants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 1999. , p. 56
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 798
National Category
Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-145897Local ID: LIU-TEK-LIC-1999:56ISBN: 9172196440 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-145897DiVA, id: diva2:1201197
Presentation
1996-12-17, ISY:s seminarierum, Campus Valla, Liinköping, Sweden, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-10-11Bibliographically approved

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