Data Authentication using Digital Watermarking

With the widespread use of networks, intellectual properties can be obtained and reproduced easily. The ease of reproduction, distribution, and manipulation of digital documents creates problems for authorized parties that wish to prevent illegal use of such document. To this end, digital watermarking has been proposed as a last line of defence. A digital watermark is an imperceptible, robust, secure message embedded directly into a document. The watermark is imperceptible both perceptually and statistically. Current watermarking schemes may be viewed as spread-spectrum communications systems, which transmit a message redundantly using a low-amplitude, pseudo noise carrier signal.

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