Watermarking a java source file?

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 22:26:21 MDT 2012

It's b, sorry if I wasn't clear.  I'm giving some files to someone for
review.  I don't want these to become distributed since they contain secret
sauce recipes and if they leak I want to be able to blame the correct
On Sep 13, 2012 10:19 PM, "Nicholas Leippe" <nick at leippe.com> wrote:

> There are three typical types/reasons for watermarking that I can think of:
> a) as a signature, so you know the content has not been altered, such
> as on a check
> b) as an id, so you can track who distributed copies when they weren't
> supposed to, such as (conceivably) audio/video at a movie theater
> c) to render the content less-than-fully-functional, yet sufficient
> for reviewers, e.g. photographs--you wouldn't want to blow up a review
> print and put it on your wall or send it on your Christmas cards
> because it has "Joe's photography" emblazoned across it
> It isn't clear which, (or if there isn't yet a 4th reason), is the
> intended application here. Also, this may be problem Y, and not
> problem X :)
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