The Copyright Act is designed to be technology-neutral

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The Copyright Act is principally designed to be technology-neutral so that it does not need to be revised every time there are new technical possibilities. Technical neutrality means it does not matter which technical procedure is used when someone uses a work; i.e. for example, a printed copy is made or a digital copy is scanned or uploaded, etc. (decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court – BGE – 133 III 481Barrelet/Egloff, Urheberrecht, 3rd edition, 2008, Art. 10 N. 7a).