Commentary

176.1 Circumvention of protection measures—copyright works other than computer programs

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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176.1 Circumvention of protection measures—copyright works other than computer programs

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6: MISCELLANEOUS

176 Circumvention of protection measures

For some time it has been possible for copyright owners (or their licensees) who lawfully issue copies of a copyright work to the public in electronic form1 to protect these copies from unauthorised reproduction by various means of ‘copy-protection’. Unfortunately for the copyright owners or their licensees, however, it is often the case that devices then become available which are designed to circumvent the means of copy-protection and thus enable good quality infringing copies to be made. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 gives to copyright owners (or their licensees) who issue copies

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