Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T

Abstract

To prevent consumers from illegally copying music compact discs, Sony BMG included extended copy protection software on compact discs distributed across the globe. This project includes a case study which evaluates Sony BMG’s attempts to protect its music, whether ethical, unethical or even illegal. The attention remains on laws protecting copyrights in the United States and describes the impact on all players of the music industry. The policy outlined applies practical restrictions on the future use of copy protection software.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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