WIPO Treaty On Copyright Exceptions For Visually Impaired Enters In Force


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The World Intellectual Property Organization treaty to facilitate access to books in special formats for visually impaired people will enter into effect, as the 20th member state acceded to the treaty today. As a result of the accessions, the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled will enter into effect on 30 September 2016, according to sources.
The treaty is expected to allow visually impaired people to have better access to books in particular by establishing an exception to copyright and allowing the cross-border exchange of copyrighted books in special format.

Source : http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/30/wipo-treaty-on-copyright-exceptions-for-visually-impaired-enters-in-force/

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