Beyond the Marrakesh VIP Treaty: Typology of copyright access‐enabling provisions for persons with disabilities
J World Intellect Prop; 1–17, 2020
17 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2020 Last revised: 31 Mar 2020
Date Written: February 19, 2020
This paper builds upon the evidence drawn from a scoping study on access to copyright works by persons with disabilities. It identifies and discusses specific access‐enabling technologies for persons with aural, cognitive, physical, and visual disabilities and how they are affected by the exercise of exclusive rights. It shows how, and the extent to which states' ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled (Marrakesh Treaty) has enabled the making of accessible format of copyright works for persons with disabilities. To this end, the paper examines patterns and trends of accessible format-enabling provisions in the copyright laws of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) member states.
Keywords: Access, Copyright, Disabilities, Key Topics, Limitations and Exceptions
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