Beyond the Marrakesh VIP Treaty: Typology of copyright access‐enabling provisions for persons with disabilities

J World Intellect Prop; 1–17, 2020

DOI: org/10.1111/jwip.12144

U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-13

17 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2020 Last revised: 31 Mar 2020

See all articles by Caroline B. Ncube

Caroline B. Ncube

University of Cape Town

Blake E. Reid

University of Colorado Law School; University of Colorado at Boulder - Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Desmond Oriakhogba

University of the Western Cape

Date Written: February 19, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ncube, Caroline B. and Reid, Blake Ellis and Oriakhogba, Desmond, Beyond the Marrakesh VIP Treaty: Typology of copyright access‐enabling provisions for persons with disabilities (February 19, 2020). J World Intellect Prop; 1–17, 2020, DOI: org/10.1111/jwip.12144, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3546848

Caroline B. Ncube (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town ( email )

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South Africa

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Blake Ellis Reid

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

Boulder, CO
United States

University of Colorado at Boulder - Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship ( email )

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2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Boulder, CO
United States

Desmond Oriakhogba

University of the Western Cape ( email )

Bellville
Cape Town, Western Cape 7535
South Africa

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