Copyright protection is becoming an important issue for organisations that distribute digital content through e-learning applications. One of the most promising methods for copyright protection is digital watermarking, a highly demanding application in terms of CPU load. In this communication, some specific cases are presented where GRID computing could be used as an enabling/assisting technology for watermarking. Specific cases of heavy load mathematical transformations for large media objects are discussed. A proposal for incorporating the watermarking procedure in the Grid architecture is also briefly presented.
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A. N. Skodras
Digital Systems and Media Computing Laboratory
School of Sciences and Technology, Hellenic Open University,
13-15 Tsamadou st. GR- 26222, Patras, Greece