Fingerprints for copyright software protection

Josef Pieprzyk*

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The work studies the problem of copyright protection of software using cryptographic fingerprinting. The identity of software must be unique for each copy. There are two classes of identities: one is based on equivalent variants of the program and the other applies behaviour of the software as its identity. For these two types of identity, we introduce two different fingerprint schemes. The two schemes use digital signatures and can be easily combined and extended to be resilient against partial fingerprint destruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Workshop, ISW'99, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 6-7, 1999 Proceedings
EditorsMasahiro Mambo, Yuliang Zheng
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783540477907
ISBN (Print)9783540666950
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Information Security Workshop, ISW 1999 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 6 Nov 19997 Nov 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Information Security Workshop, ISW 1999
CityKuala Lumpur


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