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
Date Written: May 1, 2012
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
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