Position Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Concerning the Implementation of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, pp. 707-716, 46(6) 2015

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 15-05

13 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2015 Last revised: 19 Nov 2015

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Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Zurich; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Kaya Köklü

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Annette Kur

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Sylvie Nérisson

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Josef Drexl

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Silke von Lewinski

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Date Written: May 1, 2015

Abstract

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled is an important and meaningful WIPO treaty. It intends to mitigate the book famine for blind and visually impaired persons worldwide. This position paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition recommends that the EU Commission present in the foreseeable future a specific proposal for a Directive therewith mapping more concretely the specifications of Article 5(3)(b) of Directive 2001/29/EC. The aim of this position paper is to outline the basic points of such a Directive, taking into account the requirements of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty.

Keywords: Marrakesh Treaty, Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled Persons, Position Paper

Suggested Citation

Hilty, Reto and Köklü, Kaya and Kur, Annette and Nérisson, Sylvie and Drexl, Josef and von Lewinski, Silke, Position Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Concerning the Implementation of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (May 1, 2015). IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, pp. 707-716, 46(6) 2015; Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 15-05 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2654610

Reto Hilty (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de

University of Zurich

Rämistrasse 74/7
Zürich, CH-8001
Switzerland

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Munich, 80539
Germany

Kaya Köklü

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Annette Kur

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Sylvie Nérisson

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Josef Drexl

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Munich, 80539
Germany

Silke von Lewinski

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

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