The Monitoring Office for Technological Measures is the specialist authority of the federal government for determining the effects of technological measures such as access control or copy barriers when using copyrighted content (music, films, etc.)
A copy barrier can, for example, prevent the saving of an audio book on an MP3 device.
The task of the monitoring office is to assess whether the use of technological measures unjustifiably impedes the expressly authorised use of works by law.
In the event of a specific case, a mutually agreeable solution will be developed in cooperation with the parties involved.
The Monitoring Office for Technological Measures is currently evaluating country restrictions, which impede the cross-border portability of content protected by copyright. Such technological measures make it impossible for Swiss users to access subscribed online services abroad.
Anyone who suspects that a technological measure impedes the authorised use (Art. 19 – 28 Copyright Act, CopA) of copyrighted content, can report this to the monitoring office via the following report form.
Currently no reports are lodged with the Monitoring Office for Technological Measures.