Architecture for a non-copyable disk (NCdisk) using a Secret-Protection (SP) SoC solution

Michael S. Wang, B. Lee Ruby

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Abstract

Piracy of copyrighted digital contents, such as movies and music is rampant in cyberspace. A piece of digital material may be repeatedly copied and proliferated throughout the Internet with ease. We examined both software and hardware vulnerabilities in existing digital copy-protection methods. As a result, we propose a non-copyable disk (NCdisk) that makes it significantly harder for digital contents to be copied. Any digital content written onto the NCdisk can only be read through a predefined set of outputs of the NCdisk, and the original plaintext digital form may never be read out of the NCdisk. We add a minimal set of components based on the Secret-Protection (SP) architecture to the existing disk's SoC chipset to attribute the disk with the non-copyable property. We further present the security protocol to be used along with the NCdisk to provide a copy-protected digital movie download scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC
Pages1999-2003
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 7 2007

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393

Other

Other41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA
Period11/4/0711/7/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Wang, M. S., & Ruby, B. L. (2007). Architecture for a non-copyable disk (NCdisk) using a Secret-Protection (SP) SoC solution. In Conference Record of the 41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC (pp. 1999-2003). [4487587] (Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers). https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2007.4487587