CPWCT: Making P2P Home Network Secure Virtual Multimedia Device

Content management and protection are important features of emerging home network technologies. In this paper, we present the design of Content Protection for Workplace Client Technology (CPWCT), a novel secure content management system based on the multiagent paradigm that transforms a P2P home network in a secure virtual multimedia device. In CPWCT, devices in a home network are organized in a secure P2P cluster leveraging the broadcast encryption based xCP Cluster Protocol. Based on this torus, a distributed content management mechanism for purely P2P home networks is implemented. This mechanism includes lightweight secure streaming and RDF based capability-aware content indexing technologies. We show how this approach can significantly enhance the ability to dynamically self-reorganize the underlying topology and deploy context sensitive functionality.

By: Yu Chen Zhou; Julian A Cerruti; Lin Ma; Lei Ma

Published in: RJ10374 in 2005


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