Software Watermarking: Protective Terminology

  title={Software Watermarking: Protective Terminology},
  author={Jasvir Nagra and Clark D. Thomborson and Christian S. Collberg},
Despite the recent surge of interest in digital watermarking technology from the research community, we lack a comprehensive and precise terminology for software watermarking. In this paper, we attempt to ll that gap by giving distinctive names for the various protective functions served by software watermarks: Validity Mark, Licensing Mark, Authorship Mark and Fingerprint Mark. We identify the desirable properties and speci c vulnerabilities of each type of watermark, and we illustrate the… CONTINUE READING
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