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Optical fingerprinting to protect data: a proposal

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1 Author(s)
N. R. Potlapally ; Res. Labs., NEC Comput. & Commun., Japan

To counter the increasing problem with optical media piracy, the author proposes Thor, a copy protection mechanism that incorporates both optical fingerprinting and cryptographic techniques to secure disc data. Thor presents a possible new direction in the battle against piracy. Its acceptability, and the consequent realization of this concept, depends on how determined manufacturers are to defeat digital theft. A determined pirate can break most security mechanisms, but this proposal aims to discourage piracy by offering an innovative security technique

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Computer  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 4 )