A timely reference in the innovative and cutting-edge field of multimedia security! Digital Rights Management (DRM) defines a set of tools that manage the secured use of digital media content found on static and mobile electronic devices, ranging from personal computers and PDAs to digital video recorders and MP3 players. While it's true that some antiquated techniques still work well, various state-of-the-art multimedia security technologies have emerged to wage a more adaptive and efficient battle on behalf of 21st century intellectual property owners. The editors of this contributed volume have created a groundbreaking resource, meticulously assembled for maximum utility. Enriched by sample application scenarios and algorithms, this book provides an in-depth examination of present and future field technologies including encryption, authentication, copy control, tagging, tracing, conditional access, and media identification. Contributors include technological visionaries and leading researchers in the field, many of whom are active DRM standards contributors, industrial practitioners, and copyright lawyers. This comprehensive book is perfect for engineers or project managers working on the development of a DRM system or those who plan to offer tutorials on multimedia security. Systems engineers and researchers in industry and academia will find this technical reference book invaluable. KEY FEATURES *Discusses state-of-the-art multimedia authentication and fingerprinting techniques *Presents several practical methodologies from industry, including broadcast encryption, digital media forensics, and 3D mesh watermarking *Focuses on the need for a complete DRM approach to security in multimedia applications found on computer networks, cell phones, and emerging mobile computing devices About the Authors Dr. Wenjun Zengis an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He received his B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, in 1990, the University of Notre Dame in 1993, and Princeton University in 1997, respectively. Dr. Heather Yuis a Senior Scientist at Panasonic Information and Networking Technologies Laboratory. She received her B.S. degree from Peking University, her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University each in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Ching-Yung Linis a Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York. He is currently leading projects on the IBM Large-Scale Multimedia Semantic Filtering and Monitoring in Complex Networks. His Ph.D. is from Columbia University in Electrical Engineering.Zeng, Wenjun is the author of 'Multimedia Security Technologies for Digital Rights Management', published 2006 under ISBN 9780123694768 and ISBN 0123694760.