Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.


The advent of the mp3 (MPEG Audio Layer III) codec, high bandwidth Internet services, and Peer-To-Peer (P2P) networks have made the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted music more wide spread than it was prior to the development of the MP3. The legal proceedings of RIAA vs. Napster and the threat of lawsuits against individuals engaging in pirating have not slowed the frequency of violations. This report explores possible solutions to this problem.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering