Date Added: Dec 2010
Digital piracy is a serious problem in the media industry, and all media companies are investing in different means of combating this piracy problem. They have built various systems to control access to copyrighted material, invested in offline watermarking systems, but still feel that this problem is getting tougher to deal with as the internet reach increases globally. The scope of the project was defined as the creation of watermarking services that interfaced with Civolution NextGuard Watermarking system in one of the core business applications within the enterprise. The NextGuard system used a two-step procedure that enabled the on-line generation of watermarking files. The first step pre-processed the target file to embed static watermarking information; next, this pre-processed file was used as an input to the online-watermarking process.