Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.


With the advancement of technology in today's world, copyright infringement is aided by the ability to transfer all sorts of digital media. Illegal use of copyrighted works occurs often, with many violators not even aware of what they are doing. This report explains how copyright has developed through the ages and how future legislation can be addressed for society to be better informed about copyright while maintaining the educational integrity of technology and keeping the copyright holders appeased.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies