About the book
This book will bring some of the latest developments, new perspectives, and applications in the field of watermarking. Researchers from various backgrounds and expertise can propose a remarkable collection of chapters to render this work an important piece of scientific and applied research. As watermarking research evolves, also new practical applications emerge and mature to enable essential services for modern society such as watermarking tamper detection, watermarking tracking control, watermarking copyright protection, watermarking authentication, watermarking copy control, watermarking forgery detection among other applications. Research on the topics of audio watermarking, video watermarking, text watermarking, speech watermarking has enabled many applications as well as provided a fundamental basis for the development of novel approaches of protecting, authenticating, validating, convey hidden information among other uses of watermarking technologies. Research on hardcopy watermarking focuses on conveying information through paper media, which subsequently is scanned to extract the information for one of the aforementioned applications. Novel approaches to communicate through the Print-Scan channel are required to be resilient to external distortions, including multiple copies while providing transparency according to the application.