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Copyright and IPR management for cultural heritage digital content in peer to peer networks
G. Stylios, D. Tsolis, E. Georgatos, S. Chatzikostas, M. Orologa, I. Badouvas, S. Sioustas

Last modified: 2021-01-29


As a general and effective protection measure forcopyright violations which occur with the use ofdigital technologies including peer to peer (P2P)networks, copyright owners from the cultural sectoroften use digital watermarking techniques so as toencrypt copyright information to the content orotherwise restrict or even block access to the digitalcontent through the Internet and the P2Pinfrastructure. This paper claims that DRM and P2Pcan be quite complementary. Specifically, a P2Pinfrastructure is presented which allows broaddigital cultural content exchange while on the sametime supports copyright protection and managementthrough watermarking technologies for digitalimages.


IPR management; cultural heritage; digital content; peer to peer networks


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