Copyright Protections and Disability Rights: Turning the Page to a New International Paradigm

Harpur, Paul and Suzor Nicolas,'Copyright Protections and Disability Rights: Turning the Page to a New International Paradigm' (2013) 36 (3) University of New South Wales Law Journal

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 14-08

35 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2014

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Paul Harpur

University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

Nicolas Suzor

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

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Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This article argues that governments around the world need to take immediate coordinated action to reverse the ‘book famine’. There are over 129 million book titles in the world, but persons with print disabilities can obtain less than 7 per cent of these titles in formats that they can read. The situation is most acute in developing countries, where less than 1 per cent of books are accessible.

Keywords: Print Disabilities, Book Famine

Suggested Citation

Harpur, Paul David and Suzor, Nicolas, Copyright Protections and Disability Rights: Turning the Page to a New International Paradigm (2014). Harpur, Paul and Suzor Nicolas,'Copyright Protections and Disability Rights: Turning the Page to a New International Paradigm' (2013) 36 (3) University of New South Wales Law Journal; University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 14-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2390468

Paul David Harpur (Contact Author)

University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Nicolas Suzor

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

GPO Box 2434
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://nic.suzor.net/

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