Protection for the Electronic Distribution of Text Documents

  title={Protection for the Electronic Distribution of Text Documents},
  author={Jack Brassil and Stephen Low and Nicholas F. Maxemchuk},
Each copy of a text document can be made different in a nearly invisible way by repositioning or modifying the appearance of different elements of text, i.e., lines, words, or characters. A unique copy can be registered with its recipient, so that subsequent unauthorized copies that are retrieved can be traced back to the original owner. In this paper we describe and compare several mechanisms for marking documents and several other mechanisms for decoding the marks after documents have been… CONTINUE READING
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