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Regional Workshop on the Implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty

In terms of the number of ratifications, the Marrakesh Treaty is a major success, promising new possibilities for people with print disabilities to access information. A sub-regional workshop in Quito, Ecuador, organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, will help ensure that legal change is matched by progress… Read More

  • Events
  • 08 November 2018

Getting Started: New IFLA Guide on Making the Marrakesh Treaty Real

The Marrakesh Treaty has already had a major impact on copyright legislation, removing legal barriers to making and sharing copies of books in accessible formats. But to ensure that people with print disabilities benefit from genuinely equal access, implementation is key. A new IFLA guide helps libraries take this final step, and make the promise of Marrakesh real. Read More

  • News
  • 27 August 2018
  • By: anonymous

Change the World in 80 Days: Momentum Builds on Marrakesh

Progress towards ratification and implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty is accelerating around the world. With European Union legislation entering into force in 80 days, and welcome news from the United States, Japan, South Africa and elsewhere, the barriers to access to knowledge for people with print disabilities are falling. Read More

  • News
  • 24 July 2018
  • By: anonymous

Implementing Marrakesh in Europe – A Guide

With European Union (EU) legislation implementing the Marrakesh Treaty now published, Member States now have a clear deadline for making the Treaty’s provisions a reality in national law. The EU Directive (2017/1564) sets out the broad lines of what Member States must do, while the Regulation (2017/1563) allows for… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 October 2017