Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
  • n. The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of circumventing; the act of outwitting or overreaching; deception; fraud; stratagem.
  • n. Means of circumventing.
  • n. In Scots law, an act of fraud or deceit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of evading by going around

Etymologies

From Latin circumventio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But there might be room in circumvention and DRM to apply his analysis.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Sound recordings, and audiovisual works associated with those sound recordings, distributed in compact disc format and protected by technological protection measures that control access to lawfully purchased works and create or exploit security flaws or vulnerabilities that compromise the security of personal computers, when circumvention is accomplished solely for the purpose of good faith testing, investigating, or correcting such security flaws or vulnerabilities.

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • Computer programs in the form of firmware that enable wireless telephone handsets to connect to a wireless telephone communication network, when circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of lawfully connecting to a wireless telephone communication network.

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • Audiovisual works included in the educational library of a college or university’s film or media studies department, when circumvention is accomplished for the purpose of making compilations of portions of those works for educational use in the classroom by media studies or film professors.

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • Computer programs and video games distributed in formats that have become obsolete and that require the original media or hardware as a condition of access, when circumvention is accomplished for the purpose of preservation or archival reproduction of published digital works by a library or archive.

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • And then you have a standard that circumvention is okay if you’re engaging in fair use, and that was clearly an issue in 1996.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Rebecca Tushnet: I’m here to support the EFF’s proposed exemption for AV works on DVD where circumvention is undertaken for the purpose of extracting clips for inclusion in noninfringing noncommercial video.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The issue is whether movie clips are readily available without having to engage in circumvention.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Anybody can get around this blockage if they know how to use what is called circumvention technology.

    No Quick Fixes for Internet Freedom

  • We've been vocal critics of these companies, and so they all block us, using rubrics like "nudity" or "circumvention" -- because if you have one nude thumbnail or one page about circumvention, then all the tens of thousands of pages on your site will be blocked.

    Boing Boing

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