WIPO Marrakesh Treaty In Force By Early 2016? Now Part Of Bigger UN Process


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The 2013 World Intellectual Property Organization treaty on access to published works for print-disabled readers may go into effect by early 2016. And the treaty has become part of a bigger process at the United Nations on the rights of persons with disabilities, speakers at UN headquarters in New York said this week.

The awkwardly named 2013 Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled provides for copyright exceptions in national laws to allow print-disabled persons to get accessible format publications, including across borders.

Source : http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/06/12/wipo-marrakesh-treaty-for-blind-readers-in-force-in-early-2016-now-part-of-bigger-un-process/