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A batch copyright scheme for digital image based on deep neural network

1 Zhengzhou Science and Technology Institute, Zhengzhou, 450001, China
2 University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK

Special Issues: Security and Privacy Protection for Multimedia Information Processing and communication

Digital signature and watermarking are effective image copyright protection techniques. However, these methods come with some inherent drawbacks, including the incapacity of carrying information and inevitable fidelity loss, respectively. To improve this situation, this paper proposes a neural network-based image batch copyright protection scheme, with which a copyright message bitstream can be extracted from each registered image while no modifications are introduced. Taking advantage of the pattern extraction capability and the error tolerance of the neural network, the proposed scheme achieves perfect imperceptibility and superior robustness. Moreover, the network’s preference for diverse data content makes it especially appropriate for multiple images copyright verification. These claims will be further supported by the experimental results in this paper.
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