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Title: Framework for privacy-aware content distribution in peer-to- peer networks with copyright protection
Author: Qureshi, Amna  
Director: Rifà-Pous, Helena  
Megias, David  
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Escola de Doctorat
Abstract: The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks for multimedia distribution has spread out globally in recent years. This mass popularity is primarily driven by the efficient distribution of content, also giving rise to piracy and copyright infringement as well as privacy concerns. An end user (buyer) of a P2P content distribution system does not want to reveal his/her identity during a transaction with a content owner (merchant), whereas the merchant does not want the buyer to further redistribute the content illegally. Therefore, there is a strong need for content distribution mechanisms over P2P networks that do not pose security and privacy threats to copyright holders and end users, respectively. However, the current systems being developed to provide copyright and privacy protection to merchants and end users employ cryptographic mechanisms, which incur high computational and communication costs, making these systems impractical for the distribution of big files, such as music albums or movies.
Keywords: privacy
peer-to- peer networks
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2014
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