Forensic watermarking and bit-rate conversion of partially encrypted AAC bitstreams

Lemma A., Katzenbeisser S., Celik M. U., Kirbiz S.

Conference on Security, Forensics, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents X, San-Jose, Costa Rica, 28 - 30 January 2008, vol.6819 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6819
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.765340
  • City: San-Jose
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) is undergoing two fundamental shifts. The delivery over wired broadband networks to personal computers is being replaced by delivery over heterogeneous wired and wireless networks, e.g. 3G and Wi-Fi, to a range of devices such as mobile phones, game consoles and in-car players. Moreover, restrictive DRM models bound to a limited set of devices are being replaced by flexible standards-based DRM schemes and increasingly forensic tracking technologies based on watermarking. Success of these EMD services will partially depend on scalable, low-complexity and bandwidth efficient content protection systems.