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Watermarking-based protection of remote sensing images: requirements and possible solutions
Author(s): Mauro Barni; Franco Bartolini; Vito Cappellini; Enrico Magli; Gabriella Olmo
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Paper Abstract

Earth observation missions have recently attracted ag rowing interest form the scientific and industrial communities, mainly due to the large number of possible applications capable to exploit remotely sensed data and images. Along with the increase of market potential, the need arises for the protection of the image products from non-authorized use. Such a need is a very crucial one even because the Internet and other public/private networks have become preferred means of data exchange. A crucial issue arising when dealing with digital image distribution is copyright protection. Such a problem has been largely addressed by resorting to watermarking technology. A question that obviously arises is whether the requirements imposed by remote sensing imagery are compatible with existing watermarking techniques. On the basis of these motivations, the contribution of this work is twofold: i) assessment of the requirements imposed by the characteristics of remotely sensed images on watermark-based copyright protection ii) analysis of the state-of-the-art, and performance evaluation of existing algorithms in terms of the requirements at the previous point.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4475, Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption IV, with Applications, (5 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449582
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Mauro Barni, Univ. degli Studi di Siena (Italy)
Franco Bartolini, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Vito Cappellini, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Enrico Magli, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Gabriella Olmo, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4475:
Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption IV, with Applications
Mark S. Schmalz, Editor(s)

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