Copy Protection Law and Legal Definition

Copy protection is a technological protection measure that restricts unauthorised copying of a copyright work. It is usually in the form of a software program and/or hardware as part of a computer, an audiovisual or audio device. Copy-protection measures prevent any copies being made or copies to be made from an original copy.

However, the copy protection attempt to frustrate copying, and not to the legal remedies available to publishers or authors whose copyrights are violated.