Digital Watermarking Security

  • Jonathan Blake University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Shahram Latifi University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Keywords: Watermark, security, intellectual property


As creative works (e.g. books, films, music, photographs) become increasingly available in digital formats in a highly connected world, it also becomes increasingly difficult to secure intellectual property rights. Digital watermarking is one potential technology to aid intellectual property owners in controlling and tracking the use of their works. Surveys the state of digital watermarking research and examines the attacks that the technology faces and how it fares against them. Digital watermarking is an inherently difficult design problem subject to many constraints. The technology currently faces an uphill battle to be secure against relatively simple attacks.

Defence Science Journal, 2011, 61(5), pp.408-414, DOI:

Author Biographies

Jonathan Blake, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mr Jonathan Blake received the BSc (Computer Engg.) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2003 where he is currently a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program and also works in the Department of Institutional Analysis and Planning as a data warehouse developer.
Shahram Latifi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dr Shahram Latifi received the MSc (Electrical Engg.) from Fanni, Teheran University, Iran in 1980. He received the MSc and PhD (Electrical and Computer Engg.) from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research areas includes: Image processing, biosurveillance, biometrics, document analysis, computer networks, fault tolerant computing, parallel processing, and data compression.
How to Cite
Blake, J., & Latifi, S. (2011). Digital Watermarking Security. Defence Science Journal, 61(5), 408-414.
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