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copy protection

Any of various methods to prevent unauthorized copying of copyrighted material on electronic media, usually by making it impossible to access the content of any of the copies.

cop′y-pro·tect′ v.

cop′y protec`tion

a method of preventing users of a computer program from making unauthorized copies, usu. through hidden instructions contained in the program code.
cop′y-protect`ed, adj.
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