Monitoring Office for Technological Measures (OTM)

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.


Current evaluations 

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.


Reporting misuse of technological measures

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.


Report form


Currently no reports are lodged with the Monitoring Office for Technological Measures.



Monitoring Office for Technological Measures
Stauffachertstrasse 65/59g
3003 Bern

Sabrina Konrad
Telephone +41 31 377 72 59        

Carlo Govoni
Telephone +41 31 377 72 13

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