Robust audio watermarking for copyright protection

Chung Ping Wu, Po Chyi Su, C. C.Jay Kuo

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A digital audio watermarking scheme of low complexity is proposed in this research as an effective way to deter users from misusing or illegally distributing audio data. Previous work on audio watermarking has primarily focused on the inaudibility of the embedded watermark and its robustness against attacks such as compression and noise. In this research, special attention is paid to the synchronization attack caused by casual audio editing or malicious random cropping, which is a low-cost yet effective attack to watermarking algorithms developed before. The proposed scheme is based on audio content analysis and watermark embedding in the Fourier transform domain. A blind watermark detection technique is developed to identify the embedded watermark under various types of attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-397
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations IX - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 19 Jul 199921 Jul 1999


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