Circumvention: The act of bypassing a technological device or system (passwords, encryption, watermarking) to gain access to or copy a work. (1)
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The following sources were used in compiling the Glossary. The number appearing next to the term corresponds to the source used for that term.
1: Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: And Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.
2: Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “A Guide to Copyright: Glossary.” Canadian Intellectual Property Office. http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/cp/copy_gd_gloss-e.html
3: United States Copyright Office website. http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#101
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