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Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 52)


In the context of digital content distribution, an important problem is tracking the origin of an observed signal to one out of many possible sources. We are particularly interested in settings where no other help is available for achieving this tracking operation except the mere access to the signal itself. We take a quite liberal interpretation of the notion of a signal : it may correspond to data transmission or even to a content related functionality. For instance, it might correspond to the decryption function of a decoder owned by a user where the population of users is defined by the keys they have access to. In another setting, it might be the retransmission of a certain content stream where the copies licensed to each user have the capacity to uniquely identify them.


Failure Probability Parent Property Outer Code Coalition Size Traceability Code 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Informatics and Telecommunications PanepistimiopolisNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Division of Mathematical Sciences School of Physical and Mathematical SciencesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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