U.S. Copyright Policy for the 21st Century
Chapter 5: Copyright protection systems
Once an esoteric provision of the copyright code, the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures to control access to copyrighted works (such as digital rights management on DVDs and Blu-ray discs) has become something of a consumer protection flash point. Opponents of the anti-circumvention provisions assert that they prevent consumers from being able to repair their own electronic devices, which are controlled by microprocessors that are often protected using technological protection measures. Content owners assert that loosening the rules would make it easier to create and distribute pirated content.
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