Multimedia digital library as intellectual property

Hideyasu Sasaki, Yasushi Kiyoki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The principal concern of this chapter is to provide those in the digital library community with the fundamental knowledge on the intellectual property rights and copyrights regarding multimedia digital libraries. The main objects of our discussion are the multimedia digital libraries with contentbased retrieval mechanisms. Intellectual property rights are the only means for database designers to acquire their incentive of content collection and system implementation in database assembling. We outline the legal issues on multimedia digital libraries and retrieval mechanisms. As the protection of intellectual property rights is a critical issue in the digital library community, the authors present legal schemes for protecting multimedia digital libraries and retrieval mechanisms in a systematic, engineering manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimedia Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781599049540
ISBN (Print)1599049538, 9781599049533
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 30
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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