An overview of multimedia content protection in consumer electronics devices

Ahmet M Eskicioglu, Edward J Delp
2001 Signal processing. Image communication  
A digital home network is a cluster of digital audio/visual (A/V) devices including set-top boxes, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, and general-purpose computing devices such as personal computers. The network may receive copyrighted digital multimedia content from a number of sources. This content may be broadcast via satellite or terrestrial systems, transmitted by cable operators, or made available as prepackaged media (e.g., a digital tape or a digital video disc). Before releasing their content for
more » ... distribution, the content owners may require protection by specifying access conditions. Once the content is delivered to the consumer, it moves across the home network until it reaches its destination where it is stored or displayed. A copy protection system is needed to prevent unauthorized access to bit streams in transmission from one A/V device to another or while it is in storage on magnetic or optical media. Recently, two fundamental groups of technologies, encryption and watermarking, have been identi"ed for protecting copyrighted digital multimedia content. This paper is an overview of the work done for protecting content owners' investment in intellectual property.
doi:10.1016/s0923-5965(00)00050-3 fatcat:tbcryjn4d5anhihcryjxpwllge