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Possibilities for retracing of copyright violations on current video game consoles by optical disk analysis
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with the possibilities of retracing copyright violations on current video game consoles (e.g. Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, ...) by studying the corresponding optical storage media DVD and Blu-ray. The possibilities of forensic investigation of DVD and Blu-ray Discs are presented. It is shown which information can be read by using freeware and commercial software for forensic examination. A detailed analysis is given on the visualization of hidden content and the possibility to find out information about the burning hardware used for writing on the optical discs. In connection with a forensic analysis of the Windows registry of a suspects PC a detailed overview of the crime scene for forged DVD and Blu-ray Discs can be obtained. Optical discs are examined under forensic aspects and the obtained results are implemented into automatic analysis scripts for the commercial forensics program EnCase Forensic. It is shown that for the optical storage media a possibility of identification of the drive used for writing can be obtained. In particular Blu-ray Discs contain the serial number of the burner. These and other findings were incorporated into the creation of various EnCase scripts for the professional forensic investigation with EnCase Forensic. Furthermore, a detailed flowchart for a forensic investigation of copyright infringement was developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9030, Mobile Devices and Multimedia: Enabling Technologies, Algorithms, and Applications 2014, 90300G (18 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044933
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Frank Irmler, Fachhochschule Brandenburg (Germany)
Reiner Creutzburg, Fachhochschule Brandenburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9030:
Mobile Devices and Multimedia: Enabling Technologies, Algorithms, and Applications 2014
Reiner Creutzburg; David Akopian, Editor(s)

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