On the limitations of digital watermarks. A cautionary note
The technology of digital watermarking has quickly become a respected concept for the solution of the copyright protection problems in the emerging global digital network. Content creators and vendors are increasingly aware of the pressing issues involved in protecting their intellectual property rights - which are crucial in establishing viable business models. However, the author deems it necessary that the technical and practical limitations of this technology be shown so that all parties involved are endowed with a more realistic understanding of the capabilities of digitalwatermarking, the current limitations of the technology, as well as the limits of security that are achievable under realistic assumptions and the architectural restrictions deriving from this.