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Technical means of protection prevent the editing of material and, on the other hand, allow the imposing of conditions on the use of material. The circumvention of technical means of protection is deemed a punishable act in the Copyright Act [1].  Metadata can be installed in works, e.g. a photographic file may include metadata revealing the author of the photograph. Such electronic management data may not be removed from the work without the copyright owner's permission. Also this is provided by the Copyright Act; removal of rights' electronic management data information is a punishable act. These provisions are based on the EU's Infosoc directive (2001/29/EC), which pertains to copyright. [2]


Metadata of a digital photograph

Notes and References

[1] Copyright Act

[2] Directive 2001/29/EC