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Publication numberCN100365614 C
Publication typeGrant
Application numberCN 01145675
Publication date30 Jan 2008
Filing date6 Dec 2001
Priority date7 Dec 2000
Also published asCN1363895A, EP1215907A2, EP1215907A3, US7443982, US7962964, US20020080964, US20090022363
Publication number01145675.2, CN 01145675, CN 100365614 C, CN 100365614C, CN-C-100365614, CN01145675, CN01145675.2, CN100365614 C, CN100365614C
InventorsA·科林斯, I·德拉科尔, J·C·柏利, J·J·斯通, P·古根海姆, R·科斯特
Applicant索尼英国有限公司
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Aqueous printing and delivering data
CN 100365614 C
Abstract  translated from Chinese
一种用于加工水印和传送印有水印的资料的系统,包含:一个交易服务器、第一和第二客户机、用于施加水印的第一装置、以及用于消除水印的第二装置。 A method of processing and transporting the print watermark watermark information for system comprising: a transaction server, first and second clients, first apparatus for applying a watermark, and a second means for eliminating the watermark. 该上述装置通过一个或多个通信网络连接。 The above-described device is connected via one or more communication networks. 该系统用于实现以下步骤:从该交易服务器向第一装置传送:(i)用于创建一个水印的数据,以及(ii)用于创建一个资料标识符的数据,并向该资料施加一个水印;从第一客户机向交易服务器传送所述的资料标识符和用于转化包含所述至少一个密钥的该算法的数据;向第二装置传送印有水印的资料;从该资料中导出所述资料标识符;从第二客户机向交易服务器传送该标识符;当预定的条件满足时,从该交易服务器向第二装置传送水印消除数据。 The system for implementing the following steps: from the transaction server to the first device transmits: (i) is used to create a watermarked data, and data (ii) used to create a data identifier, a watermark is applied to the data ; transmitting from said first client to the transaction server and a data identifier of the algorithm used to transform data containing the at least one key; means for transmitting to the second printed with watermark information; derived from the information in the said data identifier; the identifier transmitted from the second client to the transaction server; when a predetermined condition is satisfied, the transaction server transmits the watermark from the second device to eliminate data.
Claims(95)  translated from Chinese
1.一种用于在一个系统中加工水印和传送印有水印的资料的方法,其中该系统包含一个交易服务器、第一和第二客户机、用于向该资料施加一个可察觉的水印的第一装置、以及用于消除该水印的第二装置;该方法包含以下步骤: 从该交易服务器向第一装置传送:(i)用于创建一个水印的数据,其中该创建数据包含(a)定义一种可逆算法的数据和(b)用于创建与该算法有关的至少一个密钥的数据,以及(ii)用于创建一个资料标识符的数据; 使用所述第一装置向该资料施加一个资料标识符,并通过使用所述创建数据对该资料施加一个水印; 从第一客户机向交易服务器传送所述的资料标识符和用于转化包含所述至少一个密钥的该算法的数据; 向第二装置传送印有水印的资料; 从该资料中导出所述资料标识符; 从第二客户机向交易服务器传送该标识符; 当满足预定的条件时,从该交易服务器向第二装置传送与所述资料标识符有关的水印消除数据,该消除数据包含至少一个密钥和定义一种用于消除该水印及该密钥的算法的数据;以及通过使用所述消除数据,使用第二装置消除该水印。 1. A method for processing a watermark in a system and method for transferring printed with watermark information, wherein the system comprises a transaction server, first and second client, to the data for applying a perceptible watermark first means and second means for eliminating the watermark; the method comprising the steps of: from the transaction server to the first means for transmitting: (i) data for creating a watermark, wherein the creating data including (a) define a reversible algorithm data and (b) data for creating at least one algorithm associated with the key, and (ii) data for creating a material identifier; using said first means is applied to the data a data identifier, and the data is created by using the information on applying a watermark; transmitting from said first client to the transaction server for transforming data identifier and comprising at least one key of the algorithm data ; means for transmitting to the second printed with watermark information; said information derived from the information in the identifier; the identifier transmitted from the second client to the transaction server; when a predetermined condition is satisfied, from the transaction server to the second means for transmitting information identifier associated with the elimination of the watermark data, eliminating data that contains at least one key and defining an algorithm is used to eliminate the watermark and the key data; and the elimination of data by using, use the first two devices eliminate the watermark.
2. 如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:第一装置压縮该资料,并将施加该水印作为压縮过程的一部分。 2. The method of claim 1, wherein: the first means compresses the data, and the watermark is applied as a part of the compression process.
3. 如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:所述定义该可逆算法的数据包含算法结构数据。 The method according to claim, wherein: said reversible algorithm that defines the data structure contains data algorithm.
4. 如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:所述定义该可逆算法的数据包含该算法。 4. The method according to claim 1, wherein: said reversible algorithm that defines the data contains the algorithm.
5. 如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:用于创建资料标识符的数据被存储在一个数据载体中用于传送到第一装置。 5. The method of claim 1, wherein: the information used to create the identifier data is stored in a data carrier for transmitting to the first device.
6. 如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:为传送到第一装置,所述用于创建一个水印的数据被存储在一个数据载体中。 6. The method of claim 1, wherein: a first means for transmitting to said means for creating a watermark data is stored in a data carrier.
7. 如权利要求6所述的方法,其特征在于:在将水印施加到该资料期间生成一个资料标识符和至少一个密钥,并包含为传送到第一客户机、然后传送到交易服务器,在一个数据载体上存储生成的标识符和密钥的步骤。 7. The method of claim 6, wherein: the watermark is generated during the data applied to a data identifier and at least one key, and includes a first client to transmit to, and then transmitted to the transaction server, step on a data carrier to store the generated identifier and key.
8. 如权利要求1所述的方法,包含在交易服务器中存储与所述印有水印的资料有关的元数据的步骤,其中该元数据由所述标识符进行索弓I 。 8. The method of claim 1, comprising storing in the transaction server in step with the printed watermark information on the metadata, wherein the metadata index identifier by the bow I.
9. 如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:为传送到第二装置,所述消除数据被存储在一个数据载体中。 9. The method according to claim, characterized in that: means for transmitting to the second, the elimination of the data is stored in a data carrier.
10. 如权利要求I所述的方法,包含在交易服务器上存储未印水印的资料的销售条件的步骤。 10. The method of claim I, in the step of storing the transaction server is not watermarked information of conditions of sale include.
11. 如权利要求10所述的方法,包含步骤:从第一客户机向交易服务器传送所述销售条件。 11. The method of claim 10, comprising the steps of: transmitting said conditions of sale from the first client to the transaction server.
12. 如权利要求10所述的方法,其特征在于:交易服务器根据一个买方已经满足了销售条件的情况传送所述消除数据。 12. The method of claim 10, wherein: the transaction server according to one buyer has sales condition is satisfied to eliminate the transmission of data.
13. 如权利要求1所述的方法,包含步骤:在一个记录介质中存储印有水印的资料,以及将该记录介质上的该印有水印的资料传送到第二装置。 13. The method of claim 1, comprising the steps of: storing in a recording medium printed with the watermark information, and the print on the recording medium of the watermark information to the second device.
14. 一个加工水印和传送印有水印的资料的系统,包含: 一个交易服务器、第一和第二客户机、用于向资料施加一个可察觉的水印的第一装置、 以及用于消除该水印的第二装置,其中所述第一和第二客户机、用于向资料施加一个可察觉的水印的第一装置、以及用于消除该水印的第二装置通过一个或多个通信网络连接;该系统被安装来实现如权利要求l所述的方法。 14. A watermark processing and transfer printed with the watermark information system, comprising: a transaction server, first and second client, the first means for applying a perceptible watermark to the material used, and for eliminating the watermark second means, wherein said first and second client, the first means for applying a perceptible watermark to the material used, as well as second means for the elimination of the watermark connected via one or more communication networks; The system is installed to implement the method as claimed in claim l.
15. 如权利要求14所述的系统,其特征在于:所述资料是音频和/或视频资料。 15. The system of claim 14, wherein: the data is audio and / or video information.
16. 如权利要求14所述的系统,其特征在于:所述资料是数据资料。 16. The system of claim 14, characterized in that: the information is data.
17. —种数据处理装置,包含:一个信息资料处理装置,可操作来接收表示信息资料的信号、使所述信号根据一个修改密钥进行对所述信息资料的可逆修改,所述修改被设置为对向接收者提供的该信息资料提供一个可察觉的和可消除的干扰影响; 一个数据生成处理器,可操作用于生成识别所述信息资料的数据; 一个记录装置,可操作用于在一个记录/复制介质上记录所述修改的信号和所述识别数据;以及一个数据处理器,可操作用于接收所述识别数据和所述修改密钥,并将所述识别数据和表示所述修改密钥数据的数据存储在一个数据载体上。 17. - kind of data processing apparatus, comprising: an information processing apparatus, operable to receive the signal information indicates that the signal for the reversible modification information according to a modification key, the modification is arranged The information for the recipient to provide a detectable and can eliminate the interference effects; a data generating processor operable to generate data for identifying said information; and a recording means operable to A recording / recording of the modified signal transfer medium and the identification data; and a data processor operable to receive the identification data and the modification key and the identifying data representing the Data Storage modify key data on a data carrier.
18. 如权利要求17所述的装置,其特征在于:所述记录/复制介质是一个包含用于辅助数据的容量的线性记录介质,而且所述识别数据被记录在所述用于记录辅助数据的容量中。 18. The apparatus of claim 17, wherein: said recording / reproducing medium is a recording medium comprising linear capacity for auxiliary data, and said identification data is recorded in said auxiliary data for recording The capacity of.
19. 如权利要求17所述的装置,其特征在于:所述数据载体是一个人工可插入式载体。 19. The apparatus according to claim 17, characterized in that: said data carrier is an artificial pluggable carrier.
20. 如权利要求19所述的装置,其特征在于:所述数据载体是一个智能卡。 20. The apparatus according to claim 19, characterized in that: said data carrier is a smart card.
21. 如权利要求17所述的装置,其特征在于:所述识别数据是一个唯一资料标识符UMID。 21. The apparatus of claim 17, wherein: said identification data is a unique data identifier UMID.
22. 如权利要求17所述的装置,所述装置包含:一个信息资料服务器,设置用于存储表示信息资料的信号、检索表示所选择的信息资料项的选定信号,所述信息资料处理装置可操作用于修改所述选定信号,所述数据生成处理器可操作用于生成识别所述选择的信息资料信号的所述数据。 The information processing apparatus an information server, provided for the selected signal of the signal, retrieving stored information representing the information represented by the selected information items,: 22. The apparatus of claim 17, said apparatus comprising operable to modify the signal, the data generating processor is operable to generate said data identifying said selected signal from said selected information.
23. —个摄像机,包含如权利要求17所述的装置。 23. - a camera comprising apparatus as claimed in claim 17.
24. —个用于接收一个数据载体的装置,其中该数据载体上具有由如权利要求17所述的装置所存储的数据,所述用于接收所述数据载体的装置包含:一个数据读取处理器,可操作用于经由一个用户人工插入接收所述数据载体、并阅读修改密钥和识别数据;以及一个通信处理器,可操作用于将所述修改密钥和所述识别数据传递到一个数据库处理器。 24. - a receiving means for a data carrier, having means 17 by the data as claimed in claim stored on the data carrier, means for receiving the data carrier means comprises: a data read a processor operable to receive via a user to manually insert the data carrier, and read modify key and identification data; and a communications processor, is operable for modifying said key and said identification data is transmitted to the a database processor.
25. 如权利要求24所述的装置,其特征在于:所述通信处理器可操作用于将所述修改密钥和所述识别数据经由一个通信网络传递到所述数据库处理器。 25. The apparatus according to claim 24, wherein: said communication processor is operable for modifying said key and said identification data is transmitted to the database processor via a communication network.
26. 如权利要求25所述的装置,其特征在于:所述通信网络是国际互连网。 26. The apparatus of claim 25, wherein: said communication network is an international Internet.
27. 如权利要求24所述的装置,其特征在于:所述通信处理器可操作用于接收表示销售条件和价格信息的数据、以及将所述销售条件和所述价格信息与所述修改密钥数据和所述识别数据一起传递到所述数据库处理器。 27. The apparatus according to claim 24, wherein: said communication processor is operable to receive data indicative of the conditions of sale and price information, and the sales conditions and the price information relating to the modified dense key data and the identification data is passed along to the database processor.
28. —种用于在一个系统中加工水印和传送印有水印的资料的方法,包含以下步骤: 使用一个加工水印装置向资料施加一个可消除的可察觉水印,可通过使用在施加水印期间生成的消除数据消除该水印,以及向该资料施加识别数据以便识别印有水印的资料;向一个交易服务器注册用于消除该水印的条件以及用于识别该印有水印的资料的识别数据;向一个水印消除装置传送印有水印的资料;以及识别传送到服务器的资料,以及如果交易服务器指示用于消除的预定条件得到满足的话,则向消除装置传送消除数据以便允许消除该水印。 28. - In a processing system and transmitting the watermark information printed watermark method used species, comprising the steps of: using a watermark processing means applying a perceptible watermark to the material can be eliminated, can be generated during the application of the watermark by using The elimination of data to eliminate the watermark, and data applied to the data to identify the data in order to identify printed watermark; to a transaction server for conditional registration to eliminate the watermark and the watermark is printed for identifying the identification data; and to a elimination means for transmitting the watermark information printed with the watermark; and an identification information to the server, and if the transaction server indicating a predetermined condition for eliminating met, then to eliminate the means for transmitting data to allow the elimination of the elimination of the watermark.
29. 如权利要求28所述的方法,其特征在于:所述条件是该资料的销售条件。 29. The method of claim 28, wherein: said condition is a condition of the sales information.
30. 如权利要求29所述的方法,其特征在于:该销售条件包含资料的费用。 30. The method of claim 29 claim, characterized in that: the conditions of sale included the cost of materials.
31. 如权利要求28所述的方法,包含步骤:使用通过一个通信网络连接到该交易服务器的第一客户机注册所述条件。 28 31. The method according to claim, comprising the steps of: using a connection via a communications network to the transaction server the registration condition of the first client.
32. 如权利要求31所述的方法,包含步骤:使用通过一个通信网络连接到该交易服务器的第二客户机以遵守所述条件。 32. The method of claim 31, comprising the steps of: using a connection via a communications network to the transaction server, the second client to comply with said condition.
33. 如权利要求28所述的方法,包含步骤:将消除数据载入到一个数据载体上,并且当满足所述条件时将该载体传送到消除装置。 28 33. The method according to claim, comprising the steps of: canceling data loaded onto a data carrier, and when the condition is satisfied is transmitted to the elimination of the carrier means.
34. 如权利要求33所述的方法,其特征在于:该消除数据从该交易服务器经由该通信网络下载到该数据载体上。 33 34. The method according to claim, wherein: the cancellation of the transaction data is downloaded from the server through the communication network to the data carrier.
35. 如权利要求34所述的方法,其特征在于:该数据载体是一个智能卡。 34 35. The method according to claim, wherein: the data carrier is a smart card.
36. —个加工水印和传送印有水印的资料的系统,包含安装了一个加工水印的装置、 一个交易服务器以及一个水印消除装置来实现如权利要求28所述的方法。 36. - machining printed watermark and the watermark transmitting system information, the apparatus comprising a processing watermark is installed, a transaction server and a watermark relief means to implement the method as claimed in claim 28.
37. —个服务器,设置用于:a) 接收和存储用于识别印有可察觉水印的资料的数据、用于允许从资料消除该可察觉水印的数据、以及用于设置消除可察觉水印的预定条件的数据;以及b) 接收用于识别将要被消除水印的印有可察觉水印的资料格式的识别数据;C)监控预定条件是否得到满足;以及d)如果满足了这些条件,则将该消除数据提供给用于消除该可察觉水印的装置。 37. - a server, arranged for: a) receiving and storing for identifying printed information perceptible watermarked data, for allowing the elimination of the perceptible watermark data from the data, and means for setting to remove the watermark perceptible data of a predetermined condition; and b) printed receiver for identifying watermark to be removed have a perceptible watermark identification data format; C) to monitor a predetermined condition is satisfied; and d) if these conditions are met, then the elimination of data to be used to eliminate the perceived watermark devices.
38. 如权利要求37所述的服务器的销售条件。 Server 37 according to the conditions of sale 38. Claim.
39. 如权利要求38所述的服务器料的卖方有关的财务数据。 Seller server material 38 related financial data according to claim 39..
40. 如权利要求37所述的服务器料的买方有关的财务数据。 Server material buyer 37 related financial data according to claim 40..
41. 如权利要求37所述的服务器料的费用。 Server 37 according to the cost of materials as claimed in claim 41..
42. 如权利要求41所述的服务器从买方向卖方的资金转移。 42. The server of claim 41, wherein the transfer of funds from the buyer to the seller.
43. 如权利要求42所述的服务器接以便监控所述资金转移。 43. The server of claim 42 connected in order to monitor the transfer of funds.
44. 如权利要求37所述的服务器板和一个安全密钥。 Plate 37 of the server and a security key as claimed in claim 44..
45. —个服务器,设置用于-与一个客户机相互作用以便使该客户机的一个用户能设计一个可察觉的和可消除的水印的一个模板;以及输出一个加工水印算法、或用于配置这样一个算法的数据、以及生成用于实现该算法的安全密钥所需要的数据。 45. - a server, arranged for - the interaction with a client so that a user of the client to design a detectable and a template can eliminate the watermark; and outputting a processed watermark algorithm, or for configuring Such an algorithm data, and generating the algorithm for implementing the required security key data.
46. 如权利要求45所述的服务器,设置用于向一个数据载体输出所述算法或设置数据以及密钥生成数据,用于传送给所述用户。 46. The server of claim 45, arranged to output the data carrier to an algorithm or set of data and a key generation data for transmission to the user.
47. 如权利要求46所述的服务器,其特征在于:该数据载体是一个智能卡。 46 47. The server according to claim, wherein: the data carrier is a smart card.
48. —个数据处理装置,设置用于:a) 经由一个通信网络向一个服务器传送用于识别印有可察觉水印的资料的数据、以及对用于允许从识别的资料中消除可察觉水印的消除数据的一个请求;以及b) 接收该消除数据。 48. - data processing means, arranged for: a) transmitting data for identifying printed information perceptible watermark via a communications network to a server, and for allowing the elimination of perceptible watermark to the identification information from the Elimination of a request data; and b) receiving the canceling data.
49. 如权利要求48所述的装置,包含一个接口用于接收一个数据载体,当该载体由该接口接收时该装置被设置用于向该载体传送该消除数据。 49. The apparatus of claim 48, comprising an interface for receiving a data carrier, when the carrier is received by the interface to the carrier means is arranged for transmitting the data to eliminate.
50. 如权利要求48所述的装置,进一步包含一个存储器用于存储印有水,其特征在于:所述预定条件是该资料,设置用于接收和存储与印有水印的资,设置用于接收和存储与印有水印的资,其特征在于:所述销售条件包含该资,其特征在于:该服务器设置用于监控,通过一个通信网络与一个金融机构连,其特征在于:该消除数据包含一个模印的资料,该装置被设置用于从该存储器接收所述资料、以及使用所述消除数据来消除该水印。 50. The apparatus of claim 48, further comprising a memory for storing printed with water, characterized in that: said predetermined condition is that the information is provided for receiving and storing the money for a printed watermarks, arranged for receiving and storing printed watermark funding, wherein: said sales conditions including the capital, characterized in that: the server is provided for monitoring, with a financial institution is connected through a communication network, wherein: the cancellation data contains an imprinted information, the apparatus is arranged to receive the data from the memory, and the elimination of the use of the data to eliminate the watermark.
51. 如权利要求50所述的装置,设置用于在所述存储器中存储已经从其中消除了水印的资料。 51. The apparatus of claim 50, arranged for storing in said memory which have been eliminated from the watermark information.
52. 用于从印有可察觉水印的资料消除一个可察觉水印的装置,包含:第一端口,用于接收所述印有可察觉水印的资料;以及第二端口,用于接收水印消除数据。 52. perceptible watermark for the printed information perceptible watermark to eliminate a device, comprising: a first port for receiving the printed information perceptible watermark; and a second port for receiving data to eliminate watermarks .
53. 如权利要求52所述的装置,其特征在于:第一端口,设置用于接收在其上记录了所述资料的第一数据载体;以及第二端口,设置用于接收在其上记录了所述消除数据的第二数据载体。 53. The apparatus of claim 52, wherein: the first port is provided for receiving said information recorded thereon a first data carrier; and a second port arranged for receiving thereon the recording the elimination of the second data carrier data.
54. 如权利要求53所述的装置,其特征在于:第二端口被设置为接收一个智能卡。 54. The apparatus of claim 53, wherein: the second port is arranged to receive a smart card.
55. 如权利要求53所述的装置,其特征在于:第一端口被设置为接收一个磁带记录。 55. The apparatus of claim 53, wherein: the first port is set to receive a tape recording.
56. —个水印消除系统,包含如权利要求52到55中任何一个所述的装置, 以及一个如权利要求48所述的装置。 56. - watermark cancellation system, comprising an apparatus according to any of 52 to 55 claim, and a device as recited in claim 48.
57. —种水印消除方法,包含以下步骤:经由第一通道接收用一个可察觉水印加工水印的资料,其中该可察觉水印是可逆的;以及经由第二通道接收允许消除可察觉水印的消除数据。 57. - Species watermark removing method, comprising the steps of: receiving a perceptible watermark processing watermark information via the first channel, wherein the perceptible watermark is reversible; and a receiver via a second channel elimination allows the elimination of perceptible watermark data .
58. 如权利要求57所述的方法,其特征在于:第一和第二通道沿不同的通路。 58. The method of claim 57, wherein: the first and second channels along different paths.
59. 如权利要求58所述的方法,进一步包含步骤:使用该消除数据来消除该可察觉水印。 59. The method of claim 58, further comprising the step of: using the cancellation data to eliminate the perceptible watermark.
60. —种用于在一个系统中加工水印和传送印有水印的资料的方法,其中该系统包含一个交易服务器、和至少第一和第二客户机,该方法包含以下步骤:使用第一客户机以便:(i)产生一个由(a) —种可逆算法和(b)至少一个与该算法有关的安全密钥所定义的可察觉水印,以及(ii)提供一个资料标识符;使用所述第一客户机以使该资料标识符与该资料相关联,并将所述可察觉水印施加到该资料上;然后在该交易服务器中存储所述的资料标识符、和用于转化包含该所述至少一个密钥的该算法的数据;向第二客户机传送印有所述可察觉水印的资料;导出与该资料有关的所述资料标识符; 从第二客户机向交易服务器传送该标识符;在预定的条件满足时,从该交易服务器向第二客户机传送与所述资料标识符有关的水印消除数据,其中该消除数据包含至少一个密钥和定义一种用于结合该密钥消除该可察觉水印的数据;以及使用第二客户机以使用所述消除数据消除该可察觉水印。 60. - kind of a system for processing printed watermark and the watermark information transmitting method, wherein the system comprises a transaction server, and at least a first and a second client, the method comprising the steps of: using a first client machine in order to: (i) generating a by (a) - providing an information identifier detectable species reversible watermarking algorithm and (b) at least one algorithm associated with the security key defined, and (ii); the use of the The first client to make the data identifier associated with the data, and the perceived watermark is applied to the data; and then storing the data identifier in the transaction server, and used to transform include the Institute The algorithm of the data referred to at least one key; the second client transfer printed with a perceptible watermark information; deriving the data identifier with the information relevant; transmitting the ID from the second client to the transaction server character; when a predetermined condition is satisfied, from the transaction server to the second client transmits the data identifier associated with the elimination of the watermark data, wherein the elimination of data comprising at least one key and defining a key for the binding eliminate the perceived watermark data; and a second client to use the data to eliminate the perceived eliminate watermark.
61. 如权利要求60所述的方法,其特征在于:该印有水印的资料经由一个通信通道传送到第二客户机。 60 61. The method according to claim, characterized in that: the printed watermark data is sent to the second client via a communication channel.
62. 如权利要求60所述的方法,包含在交易服务器中存储与所述印有可察觉水印的资料有关的元数据的步骤,其中该元数据由所述标识符索引到该资料。 62. The method of claim 60, comprising storing in the transaction server in step with the perceptible watermark printed with information relating to metadata, wherein the metadata index from the identifier to the information.
63. 如权利要求60所述的方法,包含步骤:在交易服务器上存储关于与该资料有关的交易的统计数据。 60 63. The method according to claim, comprising the steps of: statistical data stored on the information relating to transactions on the trading server.
64. 如权利要求60所述的方法,包含步骤:借助于一个商业交易在交易服务器中创建与已经允许用户使用的资料的相应项有关的文件。 64. The method of claim 60, comprising the steps of: by means of a commercial transaction has been allowed to create documents related to the corresponding entries in the user information used in the transaction server.
65. 如权利要求64所述的方法,每一文件包含与该商业交易的规则有关的数据。 64 65. The method according to claim, each file containing data with rules relating to the commercial transaction.
66. 如权利要求64所述的方法,其特征在于:每一文件包含与资料数据项有关的元数据。 66. The method of claim 64, wherein: each data file contains information pertaining to metadata.
67. 如权利要求64所述的方法,其特征在于:每一文件包含消除数据。 64 67. The method according to claim, characterized in that: each file contains the data to eliminate.
68. 如权利要求67所述的方法,其特征在于:该消除数据被保护以防未经授权的访问。 68. The method of claim 67, wherein: the elimination of access to data is protected from unauthorized.
69. 如权利要求64所述的方法,其特征在于:交易服务器将所述文件传送到第二客户机。 69. The method of claim 64, wherein: the transaction server transmits the file to the second client.
70. 如权利要求69所述的方法,其特征在于:传送消除数据的步骤包含向第二客户机传送所述文件。 70. The method of claim 69, wherein: the transmitting step comprises the elimination of the data transmitted to the second client file.
71. 如权利要求69所述的方法,包含步骤:在一个记录介质中存储印有可察觉水印的资料,以及将在该记录介质上的该印有可察觉水印的资料传送到第二客户机。 71. The method of claim 69, comprising the steps of: storing in a recording medium printed with perceptible watermark information, and this will be printed on the recording medium has a perceptible watermark data is sent to the second client .
72. 如权利要求69所述的方法,其特征在于:第一客户机从服务器下载水印生成软件以便离线创建一个可察觉水印。 72. The method of claim 69, wherein: the first client to download the software from the server in order to generate a watermark offline create a perceptible watermark.
73. 如权利要求69所述的方法,其特征在于:第一客户机与交易服务器相互作用以便创建可察觉水印。 73. The method of claim 69, wherein: the first client interaction with the transaction server to create a perceptible watermark.
74. 如权利要求69所述的一个方法,其特征在于:所述资料是音频和/或视频资料。 74. A method according to claim 69, wherein: the data is audio and / or video information.
75. 如权利要求69所述的一个方法,其特征在于:所述资料是数据资料。 75. A method as claimed in claim 69, characterized in that: the information is data.
76. —个包含一个交易服务器以及第一和第二客户机的系统,且该系统被设置为实现如权利要求69所述的方法。 76. - a system comprising a transaction server and first and second client, and the system is arranged to implement as claimed in claim 69 wherein the method.
77. —种用于在一个系统中加工水印资料和传送水印资料的方法,其中该系统包含至少一个第一处理器,多个第二处理器和从所述第一处理器向一个或多个所述第二处理器传送水印资料的一个通信网络,该方法包含以下步骤-利用第一处理器向资料施加一个可察觉水印;利用在发送模式的通信网络将所述印有水印的资料从第一处理器传送到一个或多个第二处理器;当满足预定条件时,将水印去除数据传送到所述第二处理器;和利用第二处理器使用所述去除数据去除所述可察觉水印。 77. - kind of watermark for processing data and watermark data transmission method in a system, wherein the system comprises at least one first processor, and a plurality of second processors from the first processor to one or more said second processor transmits a watermark data communications network, the method comprising the steps of - using a first processor applying a perceptible watermark to the material; use in a communication network transmission mode in the printed watermark information from the first a processor to one or more second processors; when the predetermined condition is satisfied, transmits the watermark data to the second processor is removed; and the use of a second processor using said removal data to remove the perceptible watermark .
78. 根据权利要求77的方法,其中所述通信网络是电子通信网络。 78. The method of claim 77, wherein said communication network is an electronic communications network.
79. 根据权利要求77的方法,其中所述去除数据是加密的,以防止未经授权的访问。 79. The method of claim 77, wherein said removal data is encrypted to prevent unauthorized access.
80. 根据权利要求77的方法,其中所述去除数据是加密的,以防止未经授权的修改。 80. The method of claim 77, wherein said removal data is encrypted to prevent unauthorized modifications.
81. 根据权利要求77的方法,其中所述第二处理器通过一个网络连接到其它处理器。 81. The method of claim 77, wherein said second processor is connected to the other processors via a network.
82. 根据权利要求77的方法,其中所述第二处理器可以操作访问存储在第一存储器中的资料。 82. The method of claim 77, wherein the second processor operable to access data stored in the first memory.
83. —种包括交易服务器和第一、第二客户处理器的系统,所述系统按照权利要求77的方法工作。 83. - species may include transaction server and first and second client processor, the system working according to the method of claim 77.
84. 根据权利要求77的方法,其中所述资料是音频和/或可视资料。 84. The method of claim 77, wherein the data is audio and / or visual information.
85. 根据权利要求77的方法,其中所述资料是数据资料。 85. The method according to claim 77, wherein the data is data.
86. —种用于在一个系统中加工水印资料和传送水印资料的方法,其中该系统包含至少一个第一处理器,多个第二处理器和从所述第一处理器向一个或多个所述第二处理器传送水印资料的一个通信网络,该方法包含以下步骤:利用第一处理器(i)产生一个可察觉水印,所述可察觉水印由(a) — 个可逆转的算法和(b)与所述算法相关的至少一个密钥定义,和(ii)提供一个资料识别符;利用所述第一处理器将所述资料识别符与所述资料相关和向所述资料施加所述可察觉水印;和存储所述资料识别符和包含所述至少一个密钥用于逆转所述算法的数据;利用在发送模式的所述通信网络将所述印有水印的资料从第一处理器传送到一个或多个第二处理器;当满足预定条件时,将与所述资料识别符相关的水印去除数据传送到所述第二处理器,所述去除数据包括至少一个密钥和限定与所述密钥相关的用于去除所述可察觉水印的算法的数据;和利用第二处理器使用所述去除数据去除所述可察觉水印。 86. - kind of a system for processing a watermark in the information and watermark information transmitting method, wherein the system comprises at least one first processor, and a plurality of second processors from the first processor to one or more said second processor transmits a watermark data communications network, the method comprising the steps of: using a first processor (i) generate a detectable watermark, the watermark is detectable by (a) - a reversible algorithm and (b) at least one key definition associated with the algorithm, and (ii) provide a data identifier; using the first processor the data identifier associated with the data and applying the information to the said perceptible watermark; and storing said data identifier and comprising at least one key for reversing the algorithm data; use in the communication network of the transmission mode will be printed with the watermark information from the first processing transmits to the one or more second processors; when the predetermined condition is satisfied, the information identifier associated with the watermark removal data to said second processor, said removing comprises at least one key and data defining associated with the key is used to remove the perceptible watermark algorithm data; and by the second processor using said removal data to remove the perceptible watermark.
87. 根据权利要求86的方法,其中所述印有水印的资料通过一个电子通信网络传送到所述第二处理器。 87. The method of claim 86, wherein said watermark information printed by an electronic communication network to the second processor.
88. 根据权利要求86的方法,还包括超出与所述印有水印的资料相关的元数据的步骤,所述元数据由所述识别符指向所述资料。 88. The method of claim 86, further comprising the step beyond the printed watermark information associated metadata, said metadata by the identifier pointing to the data.
89. 根据权利要求88的方法,还包括根据与所述资料相关的元数据在所述第二处理器中存储所述资料的步骤。 89. The method of claim 88, further comprising the step according to the information associated with the metadata of the data stored in said second processor.
90. 根据权利要求86的方法,其中还包括存储与所述资料有关的交易相关的统计数据的步骤。 90. The method of claim 86, further comprising the step of storing information relating to statistical data related to the transaction.
91. 根据权利要求86的方法,其中所述去除数据是加密的,以防止未经授权的访问。 91. The method of claim 86, wherein said removal data is encrypted to prevent unauthorized access.
92. 根据权利要求86的方法,其中所述去除数据是加密的,以防止未经授权的修改。 92. The method of claim 86, wherein said removal data is encrypted to prevent unauthorized modifications.
93. —种包括交易服务器和第一、第二客户处理器的系统,所述系统按照权利要求86的方法工作。 93. - species may include transaction server and first and second client processor, the system working according to the method of claim 86.
94. 根据权利要求86的方法,其中所述资料是音频和/或可视资料。 94. The method of claim 86, wherein the data is audio and / or visual information.
95.根据权利要求86的方法,其中所述资料是数据资料, 95. The method according to claim 86, wherein the data is data,
Description  translated from Chinese

力咏印和传送资料 Indian forces chant and transmission of information

发明领域 Field of the Invention

本发明涉及给资料加水印并且传送印有水印的资料。 The present invention relates to data watermarking and transfer printed with the watermark information.

资料是指一个或多个图像资料、音频资料和数据资料。 Data refers to one or more image data, audio and data information. 图像资料一般是指静止和活动图像,并包含压缩或非压縮的视频。 Image data generally refers to the still and moving images, and contains compressed or uncompressed video.

为了说明的方便和容易起见,说明书就这种资料而论使用了术语"卖方" 和"买方"。 To illustrate the ease and convenience sake, the instructions on the use of this information in terms of the term "seller" and "buyer." 将会意识到:那些术语不仅仅意指为了通常是货币的报酬向其他人(买方)转让全部所有权的某人(卖方)。 Will be realized: not just mean those terms are usually paid for the transfer of full ownership of money to someone else (the buyer) a person (the seller). 通常,资料由一个许可证颁发者(卖方)授权给一个用户(买方),其中该许可证颁发者允许领有许可证者根据规定的条件或商业规则使用该资料。 Typically, the information provided by a licensor (seller) granted to a user (buyer), in which the licensor allow licensees in accordance with the conditions specified in the rules or commercial use of the information. 因此术语卖方和买方具有更普通的含义,并包含按其它可能是代表该资料最终拥有者和最终用户的人的活动的中间人。 Hence the term seller and the buyer has a more general meaning, and contains the middleman by other data may be representative of the ultimate owners and end-users of human activity.

?见有技术描述 ? See technical description

水印资料是公知的。 Watermark information is known. 数据可能作为该资料中的一个水印被嵌入。 Data may be used as the material of a watermark is embedded. 一个水印在该资料中可以是觉察不到的或是可察觉的。 A watermark in the data may be imperceptible or perceptible. 本发明使用可察觉的水印, 并且也可以可选地使用觉察不到的水印。 The present invention uses perceptible watermarks, and can also be optionally used imperceptible watermark.

一个水印可能被用于各种目的。 A watermark may be used for various purposes. 为了防止该资料侵犯了该资茅糊有者的知识产权或是追踪侵权起见,而使用水印是公知的。 In order to prevent that information violated the capital Mao paste owner of intellectual property infringement or tracking purposes, and the use of watermarks is well known. 例如, 一个水印可以识别该资料的拥有者。 For example, a watermark can identify the owner of the information.

水印在它们!艮难从该资料中去除方面可能是"坚固的"。 Watermark! Gen difficult to remove from the data in terms they may be "strong." 坚固的水印对追踪资料的出处是有好处的,其中该资料以某种方式进行处理企图消除该标记或实施允许的处理诸如为了存储和/或传送而进行的视频编辑或者压缩。 Robust watermark tracking information source is beneficial, wherein the data is processed in some way or attempting to eliminate the mark embodiment video editing processing, such as to allow the storage and / or transmission is performed or compression. 本发明使用坚固的水印。 The present invention uses a robust watermark. 水印在它们容易地由处理过程破坏方面可能是"脆弱的", 其中该处理过禾謝于检测试图消除该标记或处理该资料是有用的。 Watermark they easily damage by processing aspects may be "fragile", wherein the treated Wo Xie to detect attempts to remove the mark or process the material is useful.

在国际互连网上用于销售的提供印有水印的图像是公知的。 Providing printed interconnection line for international sales of the watermarked image are known. 印有7jC印的图像可以被下载用于检查和检验是否适应用户的期望目的。 7jC printed image to be printed may be used to check and verify that the downloaded adapt to the user's intended purpose. 如果用户希望购买一个未印水印的图像,贝lj该用户同意销售劍牛例如一个最终用户许可,并支付该 If you want to buy a non-watermarked image, the user agrees to sell shellfish lj sword cattle such as an end-user license, and pay the

图像费用,例如ilil信用卡进行。 Image expenses, such ilil credit card. 然后该用户能下载该未印水印的图像。 Then the user can download the non-watermarked images. 例如参JEhttp:〃www.evewire.com/help/。 See, for example JEhttp: 〃www.evewire.com / help /.

发明推, Push the invention,

期望提供这样一种系统:其中一个用户(例如一个卖方)被提供了一种用于加工水印资料的系统,而另一个用户(例如一个买方),皮提供了一种用于消除该水印的安全方法和系统、同时在卖方和买方之间有一种用于传送印有水印的资料的安全系统。 Desirable to provide such a system: where a user (e.g., a seller) is provided a system for processing of watermark information, and another user (e.g., a buyer), is provided a skin for eliminating the watermark security methods and systems, and between the seller and the buyer to secure a system for transmitting printed with the watermark information.

依据本发明的一个方面,提供了一种用于在一个系统中加水印并传送印有水印的资料的方法,其中该系统中包含一个交易服务器、第一和第二客户机、 用于向该资料施加一个可察觉的水印的第一装置、以及用于消除该水印的第二装置;该方法包含以下步骤: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for watermarking and transmitted in a system printed with watermark information, wherein the system comprises a transaction server, first and second client, used to first means applying a perceptible watermark information, and a means for eliminating the second watermark; the method comprising the steps of:

从该交易服务器向第一装置传送:(1)用于创建一个水印的数据,其中该创建的数据包含(a)定义一种可逆算法的数据和(b)用于创建与该算法有关的至少一个安全密钥的数据,以及(U)用于创建一个资料标识符的«; Transmitting to the first device from the transaction server: (1) is used to create a watermarked data, wherein the data is created that contains (a) defining a reversible algorithm data and (b) is used to create the at least related to the algorithm a security key data, and (U) is used to create a data identifier «;

使用所述第一装置向该资料施加一个资料标识符,并使用所述创建数据向 Using said first means is applied to a data identifier information, and use the data to create

该资料施加一个水印; This information is applied to a watermark;

从第一客户机向交易服务器传送所述的资料标识符和用于转化包含所, 少一个密钥的算法的数据; Transmitted to the transaction server from the first client of the information contains the identifier and used to transform, at least one key algorithm of data;

向第二装置传送印有水印的资料; Means for transmitting to the second printed with watermark information;

从该资料中导出所述资料标识符; 从第二客户机向交易服务器传送该标识符; The information derived from the data identifier; and transmitting the identifier from the second client to the transaction server;

预定的条件满足时,从该交易服务器向第二装置传送与所述资料标识符有关的水印消除数据,该消除数据包含至少一个密钥和定义一种结合该密钥用于消除该水印的算法的数据;以及 When a predetermined condition is satisfied, from the transaction server transmits the data to the second device identifier associated watermark eliminating data, the cancellation algorithm comprises at least one key and data defining a combination of the key is used to eliminate the watermark data; and

4吏用所述消除数据用第二装置消除该水印。 4 Officials with the elimination of data with a second device to eliminate the watermark.

该方法允许资料的始发者或拥有者以一种安全的方式向买方提供用于销售的资料。 This method allows the originator or owner of the information in a secure way to provide information to the buyer for the sale. 交易处理器允许许多卖方提供用于销售和用于许多买方购买的资料。 Transaction Processor allows many sellers offer for sale and for many buyers purchase information. 该交易处理器允许能访问第一客户机和一个加工水印装置的卖方设计和施加安全水印而不必详细地了解该水印是如何实现的。 The transaction processor allows access to the first client and a processing device seller watermark design and applying security watermark without detailed knowledge of the watermark is how to achieve. 因此,除了解如何与该服务器协同操作之外,卖方不要求具有专用于加工水印的技能。 Therefore, in addition to learn how to co-operate with the server other than the seller is not required to have a dedicated watermark processing skills. 同样地, 一旦能 Similarly, once the can

访问第二客户机和一个水印消除装置的买方遵守了所述预定条件,他们不需要具有这种专用的技能以消除水印。 Buyer access to the second client device and a watermark eliminate the compliance of the predetermined condition, they need not have such a special skill to remove the watermark.

该安全密钥提供了安全性以防未经授权地消除该水印。 The security key provides security to prevent unauthorized eliminate the watermark. 用于转化包含所述至少一个密钥的该算法的«被传送到交易处理器,这种数据没有在该资料上或与其一起,因此提供了进一步的安全性。 Was used to transform comprising at least one key of the algorithm «is transmitted to the transaction processor, this data is not on the information or therewith, thus providing a further security.

在一个最佳实施例中,将用于提供包含所述至少一个密钥的该算法的数据存储在数据载体、最好是一个智能卡中。 In a preferred embodiment, comprising for providing said at least one key of the algorithm stored in the data carrier, preferably a smart card. 该智能卡与第一装置在压缩期间协同操作以施加该水印。 The smart card with a first means co-operating during the compression to apply the watermark. 为传送到该交易服务器,该智能卡用来安全地将用于转化包含所述至少一个密钥的该算法的«从第一装置传送到第一客户机。 Is transmitted to the transaction server, the smart card is used to safely used for transformation comprises at least one key of the algorithm «transferred from the first device to the first client.

响应于一个从第一客户机向交易处理器发送数据的请求,所述水印创建数据可以被存储在数据载体上、最好是一个智能卡上。 In response to a request to send data from the first client to the transaction processor, the data may be stored to create a watermark on a data carrier, preferably a smart card. 在一个实施例中所述数据是从该交易服务器向第一客户机、然后向该智能卡传送的。 Examples of the data in one embodiment is the first client, and then transmitted to the smart card from the transaction server. 在另一个实施例中,其上存储有仓犍数据的離咔可以通过例如邮寄发送给第一驢的操作员。 In another embodiment, a click away from having stored thereon for example, by mail sent to the operator of the first donkey bullock data warehouse.

所述水印消除数据可以以一种数据载体、最好是一个智能卡的方式,同样地从该交易服务器向第二驢进行传送。 Elimination of the watermark data may be a data carrier, preferably a smart card mode, in the same manner is transferred from the transaction server to the second donkey.

在一个实施例中所述数据是从该交易服务器向第二客户机、然后向该智能卡传送的。 Examples of the data is in one embodiment of the second client, and then transferred to the smart card from the transaction server. 在另一个实施例中,对所述数据的一个请求是由该交易处理器接收的,而且所述数据被存储在该智能卡上,然后该卡例如通过邮寄发itl合第二装置的操作员。 In another embodiment, a request for the data is received by the transaction processor, and the data is stored on the smart card, then the card such as an operator of the second combination means by mail hair itl.

该印有水印的资料可以在一个记录介质、例如一个磁盘或磁带上通过例如邮寄从第一装置向第二装置进行传送。 The watermark information can be printed on a recording medium, such as for example, by mail from a first device to transmit to the second device on a disk or tape. 另外,该印有水印的资料也可以经由一个电子通讯网络可能以压縮的格式进行传送。 Further, the printed watermark information may also be transmitted in a compressed format via an electronic communications network.

本发明的另一个方面提供了一种在一个系统中加工水印和传送印有水印的资料的方法,其中该系统包含一个交易服务器和至少第一和第二客户机,该方^^含以下步骤: Another aspect of the invention there is provided a watermark in a processing system and method for transferring printed with watermark information, wherein the system comprises a transaction server and at least a first and a second client, comprising the steps of that party ^^ :

4顿第一客户机以(i)创建一个由(a) —种可逆算法和(b)至少一个与 4 Dayton first client to (i) create a by (a) - kind of reversible algorithm and (b) at least one

该算法有关的安全密钥定义的水印,以及(ii)提供一个资料标识符; The algorithm defined by the key security relating to the watermark, and (ii) provide a material identifier;

使用所述第一客户机以使该资料标识符与该资料关联,并将水印施加到该资料上; Using the first client to make the data identifier associated with the data and applies a watermark to the information;

然后在该交易服务器中存储所述的资料标识符和用于转化包含该所述至少 The transaction server then stores the identifier of the data and means for transforming the said at least comprising

一个密钥的该算法的数据; Data of a key of the algorithm;

向第二客户机传送印有水印的资料; Transmitted to the second client watermark printed information;

导出与该资料-有关的所述资料标识符; 从第二客户机向交易服务器传送该标识符; Exporting the data - the information relating to the identifier; the identifier transmitted from the second client to the transaction server;

在预定条件满足时,从该交易服务器向第二客户机传送与所述资料标识符 When a predetermined condition is satisfied, from the transaction server to the second client transmits the data with an identifier

有关的水印消除数据,其中该消除数据包含至少一个密钥和定义一种用于结合 For the elimination of watermark data, wherein the elimination of data comprising at least one key and defines a method for binding

该密钥消除该水印的算法的数据;以及 The key is the elimination of the watermark algorithm data; and

^OT所述消除数据用第二客户机来消除该水印。 ^ OT the elimination of data with a second client to remove the watermark. 在一个实施例中该水印是由第一客户机和该服务器的相互作用创建的。 In one embodiment, the watermark is by the interaction of the first client and the server created.

本发明的其它方面在弓l起关注的权利要求书中规定。 The book provides the rights of other aspects of the invention in the bow l demands attention.

附图简要i兑明 BRIEF i against Ming

aii参照附图阅读下面实施例的详细说明,本发明的上述及其它目的、特 aii detailed description when read with reference to the drawings an embodiment below, above and other objects of the invention, special

征和优点将变得清晰,其中: Features and advantages will become apparent, including:

图1是根据本发明第一实施例的一个资糾专送系统的示意图; 歐是一个说明了卖方注册的示意亂图3是一个智能卡的一个实例示意图; Figure 1 is a schematic view of a resource correcting special delivery system of the first embodiment of the present invention; Europe is a schematic description of a seller registered chaos Figure 3 is a schematic view of an example of a smart card;

图4是一个智能卡的另一个实例示意亂 Figure 4 is another example of a smart card schematic chaos

图5是说明了资料获取的示意图; Figure 5 is a schematic diagram of data acquisition;

图6是一个说明了本发明在传统资料中的应用的示意图; Figure 6 is a schematic diagram illustrating an application of the present invention in the conventional data;

图7是在其上记录一个资料标识符和印有水印的资料的一个磁带的示意图; 图8和9说明了交易服务器的功能; 图10是说明了资料购买的示意图; Figure 7 is a schematic diagram of a recording material on which the watermark identifier and the information printed on a tape; Fig. 8 and 9 illustrate the transaction server function; FIG. 10 is a schematic diagram of the information for later;

图ll是根据本发明第二实施例的一个资糾专送系统的示意图; 图12是一个说明了在本发明第二实施例中的卖方注册示意图; 图13是一个说明了在本发明第二实施例中的买方注册示意图;以及 Figure ll is a schematic view of a resource correcting special delivery system according to a second embodiment of the present invention; Figure 12 is a schematic diagram illustrates the seller registered in the second embodiment of the present invention; FIG. 13 is an illustration of the present invention in a second Examples buyer registration schematic illustration; and

图14和15示意地说明了存储在節1系统中的交易处理器内的文件。 Figures 14 and 15 schematically illustrates the file is stored in the transaction processor inside a system section.

最佳实施例说明 Preferred embodiments described

第一实施例图1到图IO First embodiment Figures 1 to IO

参见图l,依据本发明的一个系统的第一实施例包含一个交易服务器、 一个 Referring to Figure l, a system according to the first embodiment of the present invention comprises a transaction server, a

卖方客户ITL2、 一个买方客户机3和一个连接这些客户机到该服务器的通信网络4。 Vendor client ITL2, a buyer client 3 and a connection to the communication network for these clients that server 4.

资料的拥有者即卖方控制卖方客户tU。 Data owner controls the seller seller clients tU. 买方控制买方客户^13。 Buyer Control buyer clients ^ 13. 第三方拥有和控制交易处理器l 。 Owned and controlled by a third party transaction processor l. 该系统允许资料被获取、安全和可见地加工水印、 ^#送给买方用于使买方预览(9)该印有水印的资料。 This system allows the data is acquired, processed and visible watermark security, ^ # enable the buyer to the buyer for the preview (9) of the printed watermark information. 然后,如果买方想要买该资料,贝i展方从交易服务器l处获得消除该水印所需要的麵。 Then, if the buyer wants to buy the information obtained shellfish i show party needed to eliminate the watermark from the transaction server l at the surface. 在这个实例中,卖方和买方两个都向该交易服务器进行注册(10)。 In this example, both the seller and the buyer to the transaction server for registration (10). 注册、内容预览、 与水印消除将在以下进行更详细地描述。 Registration, content preview, and watermark elimination will be described in more detail below with. 只有当买方已经支付了该资料的费用时,用于消除水印的数据才发送给买方。 Only when the buyer has paid the cost of the data, the data was used to remove the watermark is sent to the buyer. 该付款由和一个金融机构8进行通讯的交易服务器l进行监控。 The payment by a financial institution and communicate transaction server 8 l monitored. 经由服务器l和/或经由该机构8完成付款。 L server and / or payments through the agency of August through.

用于压縮视频资料和作为该压缩过程的一部分用于施加一个水印到该资料的第一装置5与卖方客户M2有关。 Used to compress video data, and as part of the compression process for applying a watermark to the first device 5 and seller clients M2 about the data. 在代理人文件号P/10145,I-00-147、待决的英国申i熟029850.5中公开了这种装置和过程的一个实例,该公开的内«此被包含在内作为参考。 In Attorney Docket No. P / 10145, I-00-147, pending British application i cooked 029850.5 discloses an example of such apparatus and processes, the disclosure of which is «This was included as a reference. 图1在5处用"传统"和"获取"指示了这种装置,它们将在以下的"传统"和"获取"部分中进行更详细地描述。 Figure 1 in 5 with "traditional" and "access" indicates such a device, they will be described in part in more detail in the following "traditional" and "get." 用于消除该水印的第二装置6与买方客户机3有关。 Second means for eliminating the watermark 6 and 3 related to the buyer client. 在代理人文件号P/10145,I-00-147、待决的英国申if0029850.5中公开了这种装置和过程的一个实例,该公开的内容在此被包含在内作为参考。 In Attorney Docket No. P / 10145, I-00-147, pending British Application if0029850.5 discloses an example of such apparatus and processes, the disclosure of which is herein included by reference. 图1在6处用"内容购买"指示了这种装置,它将在以下的"内容购买"部分中进行更详细地描述。 Figure 1 6 with "content purchase" indicates such a device, it will be described in more detail in the following "content purchase" section.

在这个实例中,该资料是视频资料,而且被记录在一个磁带7上,其中该磁带将就图7进行更详细地描述。 In this example, the data is video data, and is recorded on a magnetic tape 7, in which the magnetic tape 7 will be described in more detail. 该资料由第一,5获得并加工水印。 The data from the first 5 to obtain and process the watermark. 此外一个资料标识符被施加到该资料上。 Also a data identifier is applied to the data. 然后该资料在该磁带上被传送到第二装置6 传送可以fflil例如邮寄进行。 Then, the data on the tape is transferred to the second device 6 transfers can fflil such as mailing conduct.

一个标识符被施加到该资料上。 An identifier is applied to the data. 一个标识符的实例是一个唯一的资料标识符^UMD。 Examples of an identifier is a unique identifier for the information ^ UMD. UMID妇000年3月的SMPTEJoumal中进行了更详细地描述。 UMID women SMPTEJoumal 3 months are described in more detail in 2000.

卖方注册,图2 Seller registration, FIG. 2

卖方客户t似被用于向该交易服务器l发送:(a)密码、(b)卖方的银疔帐户详细资料、以及(c)其它任何信息。 The seller seems to be used in the customer t l to the transaction server sends: (a) a password, silver boils account details (b) the seller, and (c) any other information. 然后该交易服务器可以向卖方发送一个数据载体,在这个实例中是一个智能卡SC。 The transaction server can then send a data carrier to the seller, in this example is a smart card SC. 卖方将该智能卡插入到客户IH2里,并和服务器l进行通讯。 The smart card is inserted into the seller IH2 customers in and l and server communication. 卖方使用该服务器设计要施加到该资料上的水印的形 Sellers use the server design to be applied to the watermark of the information on the form

式。 Style. 该水印的形式有一个位图定义,另外在此也被称为模板。 The watermark has the form of a bitmap definition, also referred to herein additionally template. 此外,卖方还从该服务器处获得一个用于创建该水印的算法,其中劍艮务器包含用于生成水印的一个或多个安全密钥生成器以及一个UMD生成器。 In addition, the seller also received an algorithm used to create the watermark from the server, which contains the sword that works to be used to generate one or more security watermark key generator and a UMD generator. 卖方可以从该服务器 Sellers from the server

中的几个可用算法中选择一个算法。 Several algorithms are available, select an algorithm. 模板、算法、密钥生成程序禾nuMD生成 Template, algorithms, key generation program generates Wo nuMD

程序可以被下载至U该智能卡上用于传送给卖方。 The program can be downloaded to the U on the smart card used to transfer to the seller.

智能卡,图3和4 Smart card, Fig. 3 and 4

智能卡是非常公知的。 Smart cards are very well known. 一个智能卡可以具有一个处理器和存储器,所有的 A smart card may have a processor and a memory, all of the

算法处理,密钥产生禾DUMID产生都是在智能卡上执行,如图3所示,或者是可以具有存储器但是没有处理器,如图4所示。 Algorithm processing, the key generation Wo DUMID produced are performed on the smart card, shown in Figure 3, or can be a processor having a memory, but not shown in Figure 4.

在图3的实例中,卡SC有一个处理器SC1、 一个模板存储器SC2、 一个密钥生麟SC3、一个UMDD生麟SC4和一个存储器SC5。 In the example of Figure 3, there is a processor card SC SC1, a template memory SC2, a key raw lin SC3, SC4 a UMDD raw Lin and a memory SC5. 禾對及存储器SC2存储用于定义水印形式的模板。 SC2 memory for storing grain and form templates for custom watermarks. 该处理器被编程用来实现该算法。 The processor is programmed to implement the algorithm. 处理器SC1接收一个要被加工水印的图像表示,并使用由生成器SC3产生的密钥和该模板来施加水印。 SC1 processor receives a watermarked image to be processed, said using the key and the template generated by the generator SC3 applied watermark. 由生成程序SC3产生的密钥被存储在存储器SC5中。 SC3 generated by the key generation program is stored in the memory in SC5. 每一段的资料都被分配了一个UMD。 Each segment of data is assigned a UMD. 每一个UMD也被存储在与用于那段资料而产生的密钥有关的存储器SC5中。 Each UMD is also stored in the data for the period key generated in the associated memory SC5. 该图像表示可以是一个空间域图像、或用于该图像压缩的该图像的一个变换。 The image representation may be a spatial domain image, or for a transformation of the image of the compressed image.

在最佳实施例中,图3中的智能卡与一个外部处理器协同操作,其中该外部处理器例如产生作为压缩过程一部分的变换系数,然后处理器SC1对这些系数施加加工水印算法。 In the preferred embodiment, FIG. 3 a smart card co-operating with an external processor, wherein the external processor such as transform coefficients produced as a part of the compression process, then the processor SC1 watermarking algorithm is applied to the processing of these coefficients.

在图4的实例中,智能卡用算法配置数据和模板初始化,生成的UMID和密钥被载入到智能卡上。 In the example of Figure 4, the smart card initialization algorithm configuration data and template, and UMID generated key is loaded onto the smart card. 智能卡仅仅包含存储器SC5'、 SC2邻SC6。 Smart card contains only memory SC5 ', SC2 o SC6. SC5'是一个UMD和密钥存储器,SC2'是一个模板存储器,而SC6存储算法配置结构数据。 SC5 'is a UMD and key memory, SC2' is a template memory, and storage algorithms SC6 configuration structure data. 图4中的卡和一个外部处理器一起操作来将一个水印施加到资料。 Figure 4 together with the card and an external processor operable to applying a watermark to the data. 在那个过程中产生的UMID和密钥被保存在存储器SC5'中。 UMID and key generation in the process of being stored in the memory SC5 'in.

获取,图5 Get, Figure 5

参见图5,向交易服务器上载UMD、密钥、元数据、价榭言息、销售条件等。 Referring to Figure 5, the transaction server to upload UMD, keys, metadata, price information pavilion words, sales conditions. 使用一个摄像机50获得新的资料。 Use a video camera 50 to obtain new information. 一个空白磁带51被插入到该摄像机50 中。 A blank tape 51 is inserted into the camera 50. 此外一个智能卡SC被插入到该摄像机中的一个接口内。 In addition a smart card SC is inserted into an interface of the camera. 这个实例假定该卡如图3所示,并具有一个处理器SC1。 This example assumes that the card shown in FIG. 3, and having a processor SC1. 摄像机50产生被应用于该卡SC中的处 Camera 50 generates is applied in place of the card SC

理器的图像数据(它可以是DCT系数)。 The image data processor (which may be a DCT coefficients). 该卡施加由存储的模板、算法和密钥所定义的水印。 The 卡施加 defined by the stored template, the algorithm and key watermark. 此外该卡还生成一个或多个UMD以标识记录在该磁带上的 In addition, the card also generates one or more UMD to identify the record on the magnetic tape

资料。 Information. 这样产生的UMID和密钥被存储在该卡上的存储器SC5中。 UMID and key thus generated is stored in the memory on the card in SC5. 此外UMID 也被记录在该磁带上(以下参见图7)。 Furthermore UMID is also recorded (see Figure 7 below) on the magnetic tape.

卡SC从该摄像机50中移走,然后被插入到卖方客户禾/L2中。 SC removed from the card in the camera 50, is then inserted into the seller client Wo / L2 in. 将存储在该卡上的数据经由网络4传送给服务器1。 The data stored on the card is transmitted to the server 4 via the network 1. 此外,卖方可以在该智能卡上记录、并向服务器l传送数据,诸如价格和销售条件。 In addition, the seller may be recorded on the smart card, and to transfer data server l, such as prices and sales conditions. 此外,可以传送与该资料有关的元数据。 In addition, you can transfer the metadata information relating to this. itovHD提供了唯一地识别该资料的索弓l,以及被传送给服务器l的、 与它有关的数据。 itovHD provides information to uniquely identify the cable bow l, l and is transmitted to the server, the data associated with it.

传统资料,图6,向交易服务器上载UMD、密钥、元数据、价樹言息、销 Traditional data in Figure 6, the transaction server to upload UMD, keys, metadata, price Shu-yan interest, sales

售条件等。 Sale conditions.

传统资料是依据本发明在最初获得时没有施加水印的"旧"资料。 Traditional data when the present invention is based on the initially obtained watermark is not applied "old" data. 这种传统资料可以被存储在磁带上或是其它存储器61、例如一个A/V服务激1中。 Such conventional materials can be on tape or other storage memory 61, such as an A / V service laser 1. 在图6的系统中,VTR 62有一个接口用于接收一个智能卡SC,以及一个端口用于从iM/V服务器61接收资料。 In the system of Figure 6, VTR 62 has an interface for receiving a smart card SC, and a port for receiving data from iM / V server 61. 此外,一^&含传统资料未印水印的磁带60可以被插入至1JVTR 62中。 In addition, a tape 60 ^ & containing conventional watermarked information may not be inserted into 1JVTR 62 in. 如上所述,与智能卡SC—,作的VTR施加一个水印和UMD给该传统资料,而且生成的密钥禾nUMD被存储在该卡SC中。 As described above, with the smart card SC-, as a VTR and applying a watermark to the conventional data UMD, and Wo nUMD generated key is stored in the card SC in. 如上所述, 就向交易服务器l的获取而论,卡SC被插入到卖方客户m2中用于经由网络4传送它的数据,加上任何其它数据,诸如价格和销售^^牛等。 As described above, l get to the terms of the transaction server, the card is inserted into the seller SC customers m2 for 4 transmit it via the network data, plus any other data, such as prices and sales ^^ cattle.

图6显示了作为至少具有一个工作站2、 2'的一个局域网的一部分的VTR 62 和卖方客户机。 Figure 6 shows as a workstation having at least 2, 2 'of a local area network of the VTR 62 and a part of the seller client. 那个工作站有一个接口用于接收一个智能卡。 That station has an interface for receiving a smart card. 来自于A/V存储器61的传统资料可以路由到工作站2',该工作站和智能卡协同操作以施加一个水印到该资料上,然后将该资料保存在存储器61中。 Traditional data from the A / V memory 61 may be routed to the station 2 ', the workstation and the smart card co-operating to apply a watermark to the material, then the information stored in the memory 61. 在加工水印的过程中产生的UMID和密钥被保存在该卡SC上。 UMID and the watermark key generated in the machining process is stored on the card SC. 工作站2'可以取得保存在该卡上的数据,并将它发送给服务器l。 Station 2 'can obtain the data stored on the card and send it to the server l.

印有水印的资料可以保存^A/V服务激1以及磁带60上。 Watermark printed information can be stored on ^ A / V services and stimulated a tape 60.

磁带,图7 Magnetic tape, Fig. 7

参见图1 ,显示了一个磁带51或60的一个实例。 Referring to Figure 1, shows an example of a tape 51 or 60. 印有水印的视频以传统方式保存在螺旋形磁道70中。 Video watermark printed in a conventional manner stored in spiral tracks 70. 磁带有一个常规的控制磁道72,在其中记录了时间代码。 The tape has a conventional control track 72, the time code recorded therein. UMD被记录在该时间代码的用户位中。 UMD is recorded in the user bits of the time code. 它在代理人文件号P/7211, It proxy document P / 7211,

1-99-41、待决的英国申i熟926321.3 (还^"EP 00309067.7)中进行了更详细地描述。 1-99-41, pending British application i cooked 926321.3 (also ^ "EP 00309067.7) are described in more detail.

交易服务器,图8 Transaction Server, Figure 8

交易服务器l提供了与卖方和买方客户机的安全通信。 L transaction server provides the communication with the seller and the buyer client's safety. 此外它M过保持买方和卖方帐目控制金融交易。 In addition, it had to keep the buyer and seller M Accounts control financial transactions. 如上所述,卖方用服务器l注册密码、银行帐户详细资料。 As mentioned above, the seller registered passwords, bank account details with the server l. 此外,该服务器提供算法说明和注册,并提供一个用于设计模板的系统。 In addition, the server provides the algorithm description and registration, and to provide a system for designing templates. 它建立了用于UMD的规则。 It establishes the rules for the UMD. 它还提供了在加工水印期间产生的密钥和UMID的安全上载和存储。 It also provides a key generated during the processing of the watermark and security UMID upload and storage. 元数据也可以被上载和存储在服务器l中。 Metadata can also be uploaded and stored in the server-l. UMD提供了用于使存储的数据和与那个数据有关的资料相关联的索弓I 。 UMD is provided for causing the stored data and index data with that bow I-related information associated with it. 交易服务器可以向潜在的买方提供对元数据的访问。 Transaction server can provide access to the metadata to a potential buyer. 该访问可以是免费的,或是要付款的,或是两者的结合。 This access may be free, or to pay, or a combination of both. 元数据可以包含在其它许多可能性当中的剪辑长度、时间和翻信息。 Metadata can be included in the clip length among many other possibilities, and reproduction time information.

除了在代理人文件号P/10145, 1-00-147、申请号为0029850.5的待决英国申请中描述的当前最佳的和发明的算法之外,该交易服务器还可以存储多个用于创建和消除水印的不同算法。 In addition to the algorithm in the Attorney Docket No. P / 10145, 1-00-147, Application No. 0029850.5 pending British current best described in the application and the invention, the transaction server may also store multiple used to create and different algorithms to eliminate the watermark. .

交易处理器还监控买方利息和销售额,并控制对用于消除水印的数据的发布;只有该服务器已经证实买方满足了包含支付该资料费用在内的销售条件时,才发布这种数据。 Transaction processor also monitors buyer interest and sales, and controls for the elimination of the watermark data release; only when the server has been confirmed to meet the buyer pay for the information contained conditions, including the cost of sales, was released this data.

交易服务器l还控制智能卡的分发。 L transaction server also controls the distribution of smart cards.

交易fl艮务器,图9 Fl transaction that works to control, Figure 9

交易服务器还提供了与买方有关的数据注册。 Transaction Server also provides data related to the registration and the buyer. 例如,买方提供了银行帐户、 密码和与一个交易有关的其它任何数据的详细资料。 For example, the buyer provides detailed information on bank accounts, passwords, and with a transaction relating to any other data.

买方的注册允许访问: Registration allows access to the buyer:

a) 使买方能购买该资料-的商业规则、价格和销售剝牛;以及 a) enable the buyer to buy the materials - business rules, prices and sales stripping cattle; and

b) 与由买方收到的资料有关的、而且买方已经购买或他可能购买的数据, b) the information received by the buyer concerned, and the buyer has purchased or data he could buy,

诸如元数据。 Such as metadata.

一旦买方已经满足了销售条件,交易服务器就提供用于消除水印的解密密钥、模板和算法的安全传送。 Once the buyer has satisfied the conditions of sale, the transaction server provides secure transmission decryption key is used to eliminate the watermark, templates and algorithms. 如上所述,那可以通过安全地下载数据到智能卡、并发送该智能卡给买方来实现。 As described above, it can be securely download data to the smart card, and sends the smart card to the buyer to achieve.

内容购买,图IO Content purchase, Figure IO

参见图IO, 一个买方接收印有水印的资料并^VTR 101上预览它。 See Figure IO, the buyer receives a printed watermark information and ^ preview it on the VTR 101. 如果买 If you buy

方对该资料有兴趣,则他访问记录在该磁带上的UMD,并通过4,UMD作为一^^引经由买方客户I/13和网络4用交易服务器注册4舰该资料的兴趣。 Interested parties the information, access to records he UMD on the tape, and by 4, UMD ^^ cited as a registered buyer interested customers via I / 13 with a transaction server, and network 4 four-ship of the information. 交易服务器向买方提供销售条件和价格。 Transaction Server provides the conditions of sale and price to the buyer. 然后如果买方同意购买,则买方提供付款并请求消除水印所需要的数据。 Then if the buyer agrees to purchase, the buyer payment and request the elimination of data needed watermark.

付款可以从先前向服务器l注册的他的银行帐户自动转移或用其它服务器能够监控的方式进行。 Payment can be automatically transferred from his bank account to the server l previously registered or otherwise be able to monitor the way the server. 一旦服务器l已经证实了付款,服务器l就提供水印消除数据。 Once payment has been confirmed l server, the server provides a watermark eliminating data l. 例如如上所述,那个数据经由买方客户m3被下载到一个智能卡SC上。 E.g., as described above, the data is downloaded to an m3 smart card SC via the buyer client. 该智能卡被插入至UVTR 101中的一个接口内,然后VTR 101和该卡一起协同操作以消除水印。 The smart card is inserted into the UVTR 101 in an interface, then the VTR 101 and the card cooperate together in order to eliminate the watermark. 在这个实例中,假定该卡为如图3所示的一个卡。 In this example, assume that the card is a card as shown in Figure 3.

不是接收在磁带或其它记录介质上的印有水印的资料,代之以从一个A/V 存储器102中访问该水印资料。 Is not received on tape or other recording medium printed with the watermark information, the memory 102 V instead accessed from one A / the watermark information.

本发明的实施例已经关于视频资料进行了描述。 Embodiments of the present invention has been described with regard to video data. 然而,本发明还适用于音 However, the present invention is also applicable to sound

频y视频资料、音频资料和其它数据资料。 Frequency y videos, audio information and other data.

虽然上文涉及经由一个物理通信网络、诸如邮寄传送在磁带上的资料,该资料旨激经由一个电子网络、最好是一个宽带网络进行传送。 While the above relates to the transmission via a physical communications network, such as mail transmission of information on the tape, the data via an electronic network aims to shock, preferably a broadband network.

网络4可以是如图所示的网。 Network as shown in Figure 4 may be a network. 它能够是其它倒可通信网络。 It can be the other communication networks may be inverted.

在服务器和客户机之间的数据传送最好是使用在安全通信领域内已知的安全技术以安全的方式来执行。 Data transfer between the server and the client is preferably used in a secure communication security techniques known in the art to perform a secure manner.

修改 Modification

如上所述的本发明例子使用一个智能卡传送数据。 Examples of the present invention as described above using a smart card to transfer data. 该数据可以在其它数据载体上进行传送。 The data can be transmitted on other data carrier. 由于智能卡为该数据提供了安全,所以它们是有利的。 Because smart card provides security for the data, so they are beneficial. 为了安全,数据可以在其它载体上最好以加密的形式运送。 For security, data can be transported preferably in encrypted form on the other carriers. 最可取地,数据载体是可以插入到一个接口里的指针。 Most preferably, the data carrier can be inserted into an interface in the pointer.

交易服务器包含与印有水印的资料有关的元数据。 Transaction server metadata contains printed information relating to the watermark. 那个元魏最女PS含该印有水印的资料样品和/或摘录以允许潜在的买方浏览可得到的资料。 Data samples and / or excerpts that most female Yuan Wei PS containing the watermark is printed to allow potential purchasers browse the available information. 例如就视频来说,可以浏览低分辨率的帧和/或视频序列。 For example on the video, you can browse the low resolution frames and / or video sequences. 元数据还可能包含描述该资料的文本,它可以被搜索,此外而且最好连接到该资料的样品。 Metadata may also contain the information described in the text, it can be searched, and is preferably in addition connected to the sample of the information. 因此,例如一个著名人士的一个视频序列可以通过搜索姓或名,行存取。 Thus, for example, a video sequence of a famous person's first or last name to search through the line access. 一旦找到了,买方就旨詢多要求将该印有水印的视频磁带传澄合他。 Once found, the buyer requested that the multi-purpose exercise video tape printed with the watermark Cheng Chuan fit him.

如上所述本发明的实例涉及视频资料。 Examples described above, the present invention relates to video information. 本发明可以应用于移动和静止图像。 The present invention can be applied to a mobile and still images. 本发明可以应用于音频资料或数据资料。 The present invention may be applied to the audio information or data. 更可取地,它适用于音频y视频 Preferably, it applies to audio y video

A 、。 A,. 第二实施例:客户一服务器系统一图11到图15 Second Embodiment: a client-server system of FIG. 11 to FIG. 15

押诚 Prudential charge

参见图ll,依据本发明的一个系统的第二实施例包含: 一个交易服务器l、 一个或多个卖方客户机112、 112N、 一个或多个买方客户机113、 113N,以及一个连接这些客户机到该服务器的通信网络4。 Referring to Figure ll, a system according to the second embodiment of the present invention comprises: a transaction server l, one or more of the seller client 112, 112N, one or more buyer clients 113, 113N, and a connection of these client to the server of the communication network 4.

资料的拥有者、即卖方控制一个卖方客户机112。 Data owner, a seller the seller client 112 control. 一个买方控制一个买方客户机113。 A buyer to control a buyer client 113. 第三方拥有和控制交易服务器l。 Owned and controlled by a third party transaction server l. 该系统允许资料被获取、安全和可见地加工水印、并传送给买方用于买方预览(9)该印有水印的资料。 The system allows data to be acquired, processed safe and visible watermark, and transmits to the buyer for the buyer to preview (9) of the printed watermark information. 然后,如果买方想要买该资料,则买方从交易服务器l处获得消除该水印所需要的数据。 Then, if the buyer wants to buy the material, the buyer gets the watermark data needed to eliminate from the transaction server at l. 在这个实例中,卖方和买方两个都向该交易服务器进行登记(10)。 In this example, both the seller and the buyer to the transaction server registration (10). 注册、内容预览、与水印消除将在下文中进行更详细地描述。 Registration, content preview, and watermark elimination will be described in more detail hereinafter. 只有当买方已经为该资料支付费用时,用于消除水印的数据才发送给买方。 Only when the buyer has to pay for the information, the data was used to remove the watermark is sent to the buyer. 该付f夂由和一个金融机构8进行通讯的交易服务器1进行监控。 The pay f Fan 8 by a financial institution and to communicate a transaction server to be monitored. 经由服务器l禾口/或经由该机构鹏亍付款。 L Wo server port / or payment by the agency Peng right foot through.

图12中的系统可以在两种模式下进行操作。 Figure 12 system can operate in two modes. 在一个被称为"推模式"的模式中,卖方向许多潜在的买方发送磁带或其它存储介质。 In a program called "push mode" mode, selling many potential buyer to send a tape or other storage media direction. 这些磁带的内容被可感知地加以水印,以允许潜在的买方查看该内容,但是该内容由该可感知的水印保护起来以防误用。 The contents of these tapes may be perceived to be a watermark in order to allow the potential buyer to see the content, but the content is protected by the perceived watermark to prevent misuse. 如果一个买方决定购买,则向他发送消除该水印所需要的消除«。 If a buyer's decision to purchase, then send him to eliminate the need to eliminate the watermark «.

在另一个被称为"拉模式"的模式中,潜在的买方使用与存储在该交易服务器上的内容有关的元数据,以发现他们所感兴趣的内容,然后请求卖方向他们发送印有水印的内容用于预览。 In another called "pull mode" mode, the potential buyer using the metadata and content stored on the server-related transaction, to discover what they are interested in, and then ask the seller to send them printed on watermarked Content for preview. 如果一个买方决定购买,则向他发送消除该水印所需要的消除数据。 If a buyer's decision to purchase, then send him to eliminate the need to eliminate the watermark data.

参见图12,卖方获得卖方软件,并向该交易服务器登记。 Referring to Figure 12, the seller to get the seller of software and register the transaction server. 对资料加工水印的卖方客户机处理器将产生水印消除数据。 Data processing for the watermark seller client processor will generate watermark eliminating data. 卖方客户机处理器向交易服务器通知水印消除数据,以及与该资料有关的标识符。 The seller notifies the client processor watermark to eliminate transaction server data, as well as information relating to the identifier. 卖方使用客户机处理器以向交易服务器提供元数据、收费卡和商业规则。 The seller uses the client processor to provide metadata and business rules to charge card transaction server. 卖方向潜在的买方发送印有 Seller to send printed with the potential buyer

水印的资料。 Watermark information. 下面将更详细地描述这些步骤。 These steps are described below in more detail. 卖方注册一图12 Figure 12 Registration seller

希望成为一个卖方的某个人首先获得卖方软件。 Someone wants to be a seller of software to get the seller first. 这可以以倒可传统方式进行:例如M/人服务器1下载它,或是ilil获取一个独立软件包。 This can be carried back to the traditional way: for example, M / server one person to download it, or get a separate package ilil. 卖方通过向交易月艮务器l提供如下内容,剛艮务器l进行注册:3}密码、b)卖方的银行帐户详细资料、以及C^其它任何信息。 The seller in the transaction by providing the following month that works to control l, l just Gen Service is registered: 3} password to any other information, b) the seller's bank account details, and C ^.

施加水印 Applying a watermark

然后卖方需要对他/她想要使买方可以得到的资料施加可见的水印。 Then the seller needs he / she wants to make the buyer can get the information applied to the visible watermark. 在这个实施例中,假定该资料是一个视频序列。 In this embodiment, it is assumed that the data is a video sequence. 卖方将该资料载入到卖方客户机里以施加该水印。 Vendor information is loaded into the client where the seller to apply the watermark. 卖方客户机用来设计和施加水印。 The seller clients to design and applying watermarks. 卖方客户机从该交易月艮务器下载水印设计软件。 Vendor client download watermark design software from the deal that works to filter monthly. 卖方离线使用该软件以设计该水印的格式,并选择参数诸如水印的感知能力等,如在下文中描述得那样。 Seller offline using the software to design the watermark format, and selecting the parameters such as the perception of the watermark and so on, as hereinafter described as above. 这产生了水印结构数据和消除«。 This creates a watermark data structure and eliminate «. 如上所述,消除薩被下载到交易服务器1称或一个智能卡上。 As mentioned above, the elimination of Sa is downloaded to the transaction server a name or a smart card. 水印结构«被发送给一个加工水印的处理器,在该最佳实施例中该处理皿于卖方客户机内。 Watermark structure «watermark is sent to a processing processor, in the preferred embodiment the processing dish within seller client. 印有水印的视频可以被存储在一个存储介质7、例如磁带、 Printed watermark video may be stored in a storage medium 7, such as magnetic tape,

磁盘或固态存储器上。 On disk or solid state memory. 在这个实施例中,该介质为如图7所示的一个磁带。 In this embodiment, the medium is a magnetic tape as shown in Fig.

该水印是使用一种可逆算法进行施加的,其中该算法使用从一个或多个密钥和一个或多个模板中产生的伪随机数。 The watermark is applied using a reversible algorithm, wherein the algorithm uses a pseudo-random number generated from one or more keys and one or more templates. 生成这样一种可见水印的一种适当 Such a visible watermark generated an appropriate

方法的实例在代理人文件号为P/10145,I-00-147、申请号为0029850.5的待决英国申请以及代理人文件号P/10145GBP, I-00-147A、申请号为0121197.8的待决英国 Examples of the method in the proxy document for P / 10145, I-00-147, Application No. 0029850.5 pending application as well as the British agent in document P / 10145GBP, I-00-147A, Application No. 0121197.8 pending United Kingdom

申请中公开了,它们的内被iitm参考被包含在内。 Application discloses, with reference to their inner being iitm be included.

卖方可以选择水印的级别,即水印的可感知能力。 The seller can choose the level of the watermark, the watermark that can be perceived ability. 因此,与其它较不值钱的资料相比较,卖方可以将特别值钱的资料更着重地加以标记。 Therefore, compared with other less valuable information, the seller may be particularly valuable information to mark more emphatically. 由一个水印覆盖的一个图像帧的区域可以进行选择。 Region of an image frame covered by a watermark can be selected. 该水印可以随时间而变贯穿该资料。 The watermark can change over time through the information. 在代理人文件号为P/10145GBP, I-00-147A、申请号为0121197.8的英国申请中公 In the proxy document for P / 10145GBP, I-00-147A, British Patent Application No. 0121197.8 applications public

开了这样做的方法。 Opened the way to do so. 施加标识符 Applying identifiers

一个标识符被施加到该资料上。 An identifier is applied to the data. 一个标识符的实例是一个唯一资料4示识符(Unique Material Ident迅er)^UMID。 Examples of an identifier is a unique identifier 4 shows data (Unique Material Ident fast er) ^ UMID. IMD妇000年3月的SMPTE Joumal中进行了更详细地描述。 IMD March of Women 2000 SMPTE Joumal are described in more detail. i亥UMID在卖方客户机112中生成。 Hai i generated UMID seller client 112. 一个或多个UMBD可 One or more may UMBD

以被施加到一个视频序列上。 To be applied to a video sequence. 一个UMD唯一地标识施加了它的那个视频序 A UMD uniquely identifies that it is applied to a video sequence

列。 Columns. UMD可以被用作一个不可见的水印,和/或可以用如图7所示的视频存储在存储介质7上。 UMD may be used as an invisible watermark, and / or may be used as shown in Figure 7 of the video stored on the storage medium 7. 做为选择,UMQD可以附属于该存储介质,或者相反与该存 Alternatively, UMQD can be attached to the storage medium, or contrary to the store

储介质有关。 Storage media related.

卖方客户机处理器112向交易服务器1通知算法、密钥、模板,用于生成该水印、以及施加到该视频序列上的UMD。 The seller client processor 112 a notification algorithm, the key, the template to the transaction server, used to generate the watermark, and applied to the UMD video sequences.

卖方此外还向交易服务器l提供元娜、收费卡数据、商业规则娜以及用于一个许可文《牛的数据。 The seller also to provide yuan na l transaction server, charge card data, business rules, and for a license Na Wen "cow data. 这个数据是通过与交易服务器的相互作用提供的, 而且将结合图14进行描述。 This data is obtained by interaction with transaction server is provided, and will be described in conjunction with Figure 14.

元i^一图14A A figure of $ i ^ 14A

在这个实施例中,卖方提供了: a)某些可由买方免费使用的元数据(免费元数据),因此潜在的买方能够浏览待售的资料;以及W只有当支付费用时才可用的其它元数据。 In this embodiment, the seller provides: a) information on certain metadata (free metadata) by the buyer free to use, so the potential buyer to browse for sale; and W only pay only available when other elements data. 元数据包含使该元数据和资料相关联所要求的标识符、 最好是UMID。 So that the metadata contains metadata and information associated with the requested identifier, preferably UMID. 元数据可以在卖方客户机112和/或由一个独立的生成器(图ll 中的115)生成。 Metadata can be 112 and / or generated by a separate generator (Figure ll of 115) in the Vendor client. 该产生器115可以由一个专门从事生成元数据的独立组织提供。 The generator 115 may consist of an independent organization that specializes in generating metadata available.

免费的元数据包含允许买方查找他们感兴趣的资料、并确定他们是否想要更详细地预览之。 Free metadata contains information that allows the buyer to find the information they are interested in, and to determine whether they want a more detailed preview of. 因此,就一幅图像或一个视频序列来说,免费的元数据可以包含一个或多个小的画面印记、以及允许买方通逸叙述性的词查找资料的关键字。 Thus, an image or a video sequence, the free metadata may comprise one or more small screen imprint, as well as allowing the buyer through Yi descriptive words to find information keywords. 免费的元数据例如还可以同时包含图像的分辨度及其它数据。 Free metadata may also contain for example the resolution of the images and other data simultaneously.

对买方来说可能是不可见的其它免费元数据可以包含卖方客户机的IP (网际协议)或其它地址。 Other free metadata may not be visible for the buyer may comprise seller client IP (Internet Protocol) or other address. UMID对买方来说可能是不可见的。 UMID buyer, it may not be visible. . .

买方必须支付费用的元数据例如可能包含诸如一个视频序列的脚本数据、 及其它可能具有该视频序列的所有者不拥有的知识产权的在艺术上创作的数据。 The buyer must pay the cost of the metadata may include, for example, such as a video sequence of script data, and others may have the owner of the video sequence does not own the intellectual property of the art data. 它可以包含由独立的组织生成的、及卖方希望W尝生成费用的元数据。 It can contain generated by independent organizations, and sellers want to try to generate cost W metadata.

收费卡一图14B A charge card Figure 14B

该收费卡是由卖方提供的,卖方乐意销售资料时的价格列表。 The charge card is provided by the seller, the seller willing to sell when the price lists of information. 该Ll夂费卡最好是买方不能访问的。 The Ll Fan fee card is best buyer can not be accessed. 最好是,买方仅仅被给予一个用于他希望使用该资料的最后价格。 Preferably, the buyer is given only one he hopes to use the final price for the information. 那个价格是在收费卡和买方就有关t/她打算使用的疑问所做出的响应的基础上确定。 That price is in charge card and the buyer in respect of t / she intends to use to determine the basis of the response made by the questions.

收费卡可以为不同的销售斜牛设置单个价格、或一组价格。 Charge card can set up a single price, or the price of a set of different sales oblique cattle. 单个收费卡可以为由一个卖方提供的所有、或多组资料进行设置。 Single charge card can be grounds for all, one or more sets of data set provided by the seller. 做为选择;独立的收费卡可以提供用于资料的相应项,其中卡M资料标识符例如UMD指向该资料。 Alternatively; a separate charge card can provide the appropriate data items for which the card identifier information such as M UMD pointing to the data.

举例来说,可以设置用于一个视频序列的一个收费卡: For example, you can set up a charge card for a video sequence:

•视频的每秒费用基价以颇基{爐用的调整: • Video of the cost per base price to quite radical {furnace adjustments:

•全部出售; • All sale;

•在广播电4£±使用一次; • In the broadcast electric 4 £ ± used once;

•在广播电lU:多次i顿; • In the broadcast electric lU: many times i Dayton;

•用于在录像带或磁盘上的复制和分发-, • to copy and distribute on a tape or disk -,

,取决于要維视频的^fjf度改变价格;和域 Depending on the dimension of video you want to change the price ^ fjf degree; and domains

•些《OT或某些多次运用或重复交易。 • Some "OT or some multiple use or duplicate transaction. 收费卡可以设置其它任何组织的价格。 Charge card can set the price of any other organization.

收费卡可以向卖方提供一组预定的价格,其中该价格以操作员服务市场中的交易服务器的操作员的经验为基础。 The seller can charge card provides a set of predefined price, where the price to experience the operator services market transaction server operator basis. 然而,最好是该交易服务器允许卖方设置他们自己的定价。 However, it is preferable that the transaction server allows the seller to set their own pricing.

商业规则一图14C Figure 14C a business rules

服务器l可以存储一个或多个预定的标准合同,和/或可以向卖方提供设置他们自己定审啲合同条款的便利。 L server can store one or more predetermined standard contracts, and / or may be provided to set their own terms of the contract given trial GOD convenience to the seller. 一旦由卖方设置合同就可由买方进fiH方问。 Once set by the seller of the contract by the buyer can enter fiH party asked. 买方注册一图13 Register a buyer Figure 13

希望成为一个买方的某个人首先获得买方软件。 Someone wants to be a buyer's first obtain authorization software. 这可以以任何传统方式进 This may be in any conventional manner into

行:例如M从月艮务器1下载,或是通过获取一个独立软件包进行。 Row: M 1 for example that works to download from January device, or by obtaining an independent software package. 买方通过 Purchaser by

向交易服务器l提供如下内容,向该服务器l进行注册:a)密码、b)买方的银行帐户详细资料、以及c)其它任何信息。 Any other information a) password, b) the buyer's bank account details, and c): to provide the following to the transaction server l, l to the server to register. 买方搜索感兴趣的视频一图13 Figure buyer interested in a video search 13

买方访问存储在交易服务器上的元数据,以便通过使用例如关键字寻找使他惑兴趣的视频。 Metadata buyer access to storage in the trading server so that, for example by using keywords to find his interest in video and confusion. 买方还访问例如画面印记。 The buyer also visit such as screen imprint. 如果买方结束了可能使他感兴趣的视频,则他在该视频序列中表示一个兴趣。 If the buyer is over so that he might be interested in the video, he expressed interest in a video sequence. 交易服务器1通矢B卖方客户机 Transaction Server 1 seller client through the vector B

112,然后一个明显印有水印的副本被发送给买方。 112, then a clear watermark printed copy is sent to the buyer. 在当前最佳实例中,该副本在存储介质、例如磁带7上通过邮寄或专递发送给买方。 In the presently preferred embodiment, the copy storage media, such as tape by mail or courier on 7 sent to the buyer. 然而它能够以其它 However, it can in other

方式发送:仔咖,经由网络4电子传送,尤其是如果网络支持视频的"宽带" Send: Aberdeen coffee, four electronic transmission via the network, especially if the network supports video of "broadband"

传送的话。 Transfer words. 交易服务器l可以自动地向卖方客户机发送一个e-mail,以向卖方 L transaction server can automatically send an e-mail to the seller client to the seller

通知买方的兴趣,并提示他们向买方发送该视频。 Notify interested buyer and prompts them to send the video to the buyer. 做为选择,响应于来自于 Alternatively, from the response to the

服务器1或客户机112的一个定单,该请求能够由一个自动仓库(在图ll中的117)进行处理。 Order a server or a client 112, the request can be by an automatic warehouse (117 in Fig. Ll) for processing. 仓库117将向买方发送一个包含有想要视频的存储介M7。 Warehouse 117 will contain the buyer wants to send a video storage medium M7. 买方的兴趣用一个交易日志进fi^主册。 Interested buyer with a transaction log into the fi ^ master copies.

以下描述假定买方在一个与他的客户机处理器l 13有关的存储介质中电子地存储视频。 The following description assumes that a buyer with his client processor l 13 related to the electronic storage medium to store the video.

买方支4寸该视频的费用并消除该水印 Support 4-inch of the buyer's expense and to eliminate the video watermark

买方检查该印有水印的副本。 The printed copy of the buyer to check the watermark. 如果他想要购买它的话,他就表明他的兴趣。 If he wants to buy it, he would show his interest. 买方客户机113从与此相关的标识符(UMD)中识别该视频。 Buyer client 113 recognizes from the video associated with this identifier (UMD) in. 该标识符被传送到该交易服务器l 。 This identifier is transmitted to the transaction server l. 然后该服务器允许他访问该商业规则和收费卡,以确定价格以及他必须遵守的价格。 The server then allows him to access the business rules and charge cards to determine the price and the price he must comply. 买方还可以购买附力啲元数据。 The buyer may also purchase power GOD attached metadata. 他可以经由网络4电子支付。 He can pay via the network 4 electrons. 该视频的付款和标识符用交易日志进行注册。 The video of the payment and transaction log identifiers registered. 在交易服务器生成并存储一个许可文件。 A license file is generated and stored in the transaction server. 该文件包含结合節4D列出的娜。 This file contains the combined Na listed in section 4D.

许可文件一图14D A license file Figure 14D

一旦付款已经被交易服务器承认了,就可从交易服务器向买方客户机下载许可文件。 Once the payment has been admitted to trading server, you can download the license file to the buyer from the transaction server client. 该文件包含UMID、免费的元数据、购买的元数据、商业规则、价格信息、以及用于消除该水印的数据。 This file contains UMID, free metadata, metadata for later, business rules, price information, and means for elimination of the watermarked data. 该文件同时可以包含用于添加一个指纹到该资料的加密安全数据。 The file also can be used to add a fingerprint contains encrypted security data to the data. 该可见水印通过使用在该许可文件中的消除数据进行消除,而且最好是添加一个不可见的指纹。 The visible watermark by using the license file data to eliminate elimination, and preferably is not visible to add a fingerprint. 该指纹唯一地识别买方以有助于保护该视频以防未经授权的使用。 The fingerprint that uniquely identifies the buyer to help protect against the unauthorized use of video. 该指纹允许资料的所有者追踪买方之后的视频滥用。 The fingerprint data tracking allows the owner of a video after the buyer misuse.

该可见水印的消除和该指纹的添加安全地发生在买方客户机中而不必由买方交互作用,其中该买方客户机可以是一个PC。 The elimination of the visible watermark and the fingerprint added safely occurs in the buyer client without interaction by the buyer, the buyer client which may be a PC. 要求那么做的软件由已知的数字权利管理技术保护以防滥用。 Request to do so from the known software digital rights management technology to protect against misuse.

统计和交易日志一图15 Statistics and a transaction log 15

参见图15,交易服务器l最别呆持一个交易日志,它为每一卖方包含对卖方有用处的统计资料。 Referring to Figure 15, the transaction server l do not spend most hold a transaction log, which contains for each seller seller useful statistics. 例如,该日志可以包含每一卖方的身份,并且为每一卖方包含以下1«: For example, the log may contain the identity of each seller, and contains the following one «for each seller:

买方的身份; The identity of the buyer;

销售的内容(资料)的标识; 价格; Sales of content (data) identity; price;

总销售额; Total sales;

按照«的销售分析; 按照国家或地区的销售分析;以^/或一个用户许可己经过期的资料的详细信息。 According to Sales Analysis «; and in accordance with national or regional sales analysis; to ^ / or a user license information has been on for more information. 修改 Modification

可以对第二个实施例进行各种修改。 The second embodiment may be variously modified.

结合一个服务器一客户机系统已经对第二个实施例迸纟于了描述,在该系统中服务器存储资料,并在它和该客户机之间提供接口用于登记卖方和买方、设计水印以及金融交易。 Combined with a server on a client system has a second embodiment 迸 Si in the description, the server stores the information in the system, and provides the interface between it and the client is used to register the seller and the buyer, the watermark design and finance transaction. 然而,本发明可以应用在一个对等网络的环境中,在该网络中该资料至少被存储在许多存储器例如112S上。 However, the present invention can be applied in one peer network environment, the data in the network is stored in at least a number of the memory such as 112S. 例如,每一卖方可以存储他们自己的资料,而且一个服务器(诸如服务器l)用于提供该网络的普通组织。 For example, each seller may store their own information, and a server (such as server l) for providing a general organization of the network.

这个对等网络结构最好用于上述讨论的拉模式中。 The peer to peer network architecture discussed above is preferably used in a pull mode. 潜在的买方使用与存储在该服务器l上的内容有关的元数据以便查找他们感兴趣的内容。 Potential buyer metadata content is stored in the server using the l relevant to the content they find interesting. 买方可以直接经由网络4从与卖方客户机处理器112有关的存储器访问印有水印的资料。 The buyer may have a watermark printed directly access information from the network 4 processor 112 and seller clients through associated memory. 做为选择,买方可以发送一个印有水印的磁带以便预览。 Alternatively, the buyer can send a printed watermark to preview tape. 如果一个买方决定购买、并支付该资料的费用,则向他发送包含许可文件,该文件中包含消除该zK 印所需要的消除数据。 If a buyer's decision to purchase and pay for the information, then send him to include the license file, which contains the elimination of the need to eliminate zK printed data.

虽然第二个实施例使用卖方和买方必须经由接口人工登记以提供资料用于销售和购买时,本发明可以经由一个"透明"接口提供资料的自动注册和购买。 Although the use of a second embodiment of the seller and the buyer must register via the interface in order to provide data for the artificial sales and purchases, the present invention can be purchased via a "transparent" interface provides data automatically registered. 例如, 一个受信任的组织诸如主要广播电台具有一个卖方从它们访问资料的帐目3资料的销售条件预先由卖方同意。 For example, a trusted organization such as the major radio stations have a seller's prior written consent from their access to information on the conditions of sale of accounts 3 information from the seller. 该广播电台在一个安全存储器例如一个智能卡上具有一个预先配置的ID,它用来向系统标识该广播电台。 The radio station, for example having a pre-configured ID on a smart card in a secure memory, which is used to identify the radio station to the system. 由该广播电台使用的一个视频编辑器使用第二个实施例中的系统以访问一段他要求的视频剪辑而不必进行注册;这是在^^#~段剪辑进行下载时自动进行的。 A video editor used by the radio station using the second example implementation of the system to access a video clip instead of his request to be registered; this is done automatically when the ^^ # ~ segment clips to download. 该剪辑和包含保密消除数据的许可文件一起下载,其中该保密消除数据育巨使水印从该剪辑中除去(以及将指纹添加到它上面)。 The clip and the license file contains confidential eliminate data downloaded together, wherein the confidential data sterile eliminate giant makes the watermark removed from the clip (and adding to it a fingerprint).

在以上陈述的任一实施例中,在资料被明显地加工水印之前它可以被坚固 In any of the above stated one embodiment, prior to data being processed watermark it can clearly be sturdy

地和不可见地加工水印。 Land and invisibly watermarked processing.

虽然本发明己经结合视频进行了描述,但是它可以适用于音频。 Although the present invention has been described in conjunction video, but it can be applied to audio. 一个听得见的失真被添加到该音频上,但是该失真允许听众鉴别该音频信号表示什么。 An audible distortion is added to the audio on, but allows the listener to discriminate the distortion of the audio signal indicates what. 该失真在防止未经授权的消除方面是坚固的,但是它是可删除以恢复原来音频的。 The distortion in preventing unauthorized eradication is strong, but it is deleted in order to restore the original audio.

卖方客户机可以在线和交易服务器交互作用以创建水印。 Vendor client can interact online and transaction servers to create a watermark.

尽管在此已经结合附图对本发明的说明性实施例进行了描述,但是应当理解:本发明不局限于那些精确的实施例,而且可以在没有背离本发明的范围和精神的情况下,由本领域的技术人员进行各种改变和修改,其中本发明的范围和精神由附加的禾又利要求书进行定义。 Although this has been with reference to the illustrative embodiments of the present invention has been described, it is to be understood that: the present invention is not limited to those precise embodiments, and can be made without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention, the present art by the art that various changes and modifications, in which the scope and spirit of the invention defined by the appended claims are Wo also defined.

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International ClassificationH04N7/167, G06F21/10, G06F13/00, H04L9/14, G06F12/00, G06K19/00, G06K17/00, H04N7/081, H04N7/08, H04N5/91, G06T1/00, G06F15/163, H04N1/387
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