Circumventing technological protection measures and website blocking orders: An EU perspective

By Eleonora Rosati


In this article for MediaWrites, Eleonora Rosati considers an interesting recent development concerning website blocking orders in relation to websites that market and sell devices and software aimed at circumventing technological protection measures (‘TPMs’).

In the UK and EU, copyright owners have the right to use TPMs (also known as copy protection measures) to protect their copyright works in multimedia content such as video games, for example through encryption. Protection against circumvention of TPMs is therefore likely to be significant for copyright owners in the media industry in the fight against large-scale copying and dissemination. But to what extent can we expect to see these types of blocking orders, and what will the impact be on platforms and internet service providers?

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