The Right to Read for Blind or Disabled Persons

Landslide Magazine: A Publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 4, No. 5, p. 32, May/June 2012

Posted: 23 May 2012 Last revised: 28 Nov 2012

See all articles by Krista L. Cox

Krista L. Cox

Association of Research Libraries; Notre Dame Law School

Date Written: May 1, 2012

Abstract

The World Intellectual Property Organization has been considering proposals for an international instrument to expand access to copyrighted information for blind or disabled persons. However, a diplomatic conference to negotiate the text of the treaty has not yet been convened. Author Krista Cox discusses U.S. copyright limitations and exceptions for persons who are visually impaired, the human right to access to information, and the current state of play at WIPO of this potential treaty.

Keywords: intellectual property, copyright, treaties, human rights, CRPD, WIPO, IP, disabilities, international law

Suggested Citation

Cox, Krista L., The Right to Read for Blind or Disabled Persons (May 1, 2012). Landslide Magazine: A Publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 4, No. 5, p. 32, May/June 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2065503

Krista L. Cox (Contact Author)

Association of Research Libraries ( email )

Washington, DC

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States

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