Oxford University Press, 2017 Forthcoming
12 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 5, 2017
The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled" is a watershed development in the fields of intellectual property and human rights. As the first international legal instrument to establish mandatory exceptions to copyright, the Marrakesh Treaty uses the legal and policy tools of copyright to advance human rights. The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting the Treaty in ways that enhance the ability of print-disabled individuals to create, read, and share books and cultural materials in accessible formats. The Guide also provides specific recommendations to government officials, policymakers, and disability rights organizations involved with implementing the Treaty's provisions in national law.
Keywords: copyright, intellectual property, IP, exceptions and limitations, Marrakesh Treaty, blind, visual disabilities, print disabilities, international law, Berne Convention, international IP, three-step test, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD, treaty interpretation
JEL Classification: F00, F53, F55, F60, K11, K19, K33, O33, O38, P45
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Helfer, Laurence R. and Land, Molly K. and Okediji, Ruth and Reichman, Jerome H., The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print-Disabled Individuals (Front Matter) (January 5, 2017). Oxford University Press, 2017 Forthcoming; Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2894472