[free-sklyarov] Language: copy prevention

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Aug 3 16:32:28 PDT 2001

I'm suggesting that the term used to describe anti-circumvention works
under the DMCA be "copy prevention".  This describes what they do, they
provide (or attempt) a technical block on copying data.

Other terms include 

  - "digital rights management" (DRM): too vague and antisceptic.
  - "content protection":  used by fair use opponents, sounds vague
    helpful.  "Gee, I'm being protected from something".
  - "copy protection":  coined by John Gilmore.  More accurate, but
    still a bit of warm fuzz.
"Copy prevention" states what these technolgies and laws are aimed at.
That's my suggestion.


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