Security is a major concern in an increasingly multimedia-defined universe where the Internet serves as an indispensable resource for information and entertainment. Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the techlogy by which network systems protect and provide access to critical and time-sensitive copyrighted material and/or personal information. This book equips savvy techlogy professionals and their aspiring collegiate proteges with the latest techlogies, strategies and methodologies needed to successfully thwart off those who thrive on security holes and weaknesses. Filled with sample application scenarios and algorithms, this book provides an in-depth examination of present and future field techlogies including encryption, authentication, copy control, tagging, tracing, conditional access and media identification. The authors present a diversified blend of theory and practice and focus on the constantly changing developments in multimedia applications thus providing an admirably comprehensive book.
Dr. Wenjun Zeng is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He received his B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, in 1990, the University of Notre Dame in 1993, and Princeton University in 1997, respectively. Dr. Heather Yu is a Senior Scientist at Panasonic Information and Networking Technologies Laboratory. She received her B.S. degree from Peking University, her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University each in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Ching-Yung Lin is a Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York. He is currently leading projects on the IBM Large-Scale Multimedia Semantic Filtering and Monitoring in Complex Networks. His Ph.D. is from Columbia University in Electrical Engineering.