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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

Making Marrakesh Work: IFLA Addresses WIPO Seminar in Moscow

A growing network of countries have ratified the Marrakesh Treaty, giving ever wider access to information for people with print disabilities. IFLA was proud to participate in a workshop in Moscow which aimed to accelerate ratification by Russian-speaking countries. Read More

  • News
  • 20 September 2017
  • By: anonymous

Marrakesh Ratification in the European Union Has a Sting in the Tail

Progress towards ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty in the European Union has the potential to deliver significantly wider access to knowledge for people with print disabilities, both in Europe and around the world. But to achieve this, national legislation will need to avoid introducing unnecessary 'compensation' provisions which will only harm the institutions, such as libraries and charities, which are working to help. Read More

  • News
  • 15 May 2017
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Calls on European Parliament to Get Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Right

There is less than a month to go before a planned vote in the European Parliament on ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty. If this is done correctly, people with print disabilities could enjoy much wider access to knowledge and culture. IFLA continues to maintain the pressure for laws that let libraries maximise the impact of their work here. Read More

  • News
  • 07 February 2017
  • By: anonymous

From Marrakesh to Buenos Aires: IFLA Highlights Key Role of Libraries in Providing Books for the Blind

IFLA participated in a on 18-19 October on the implementation of the Treaty of Marrakesh in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This allowed key stakeholders from across Latin America shared experiences and concerns, and to work together to develop a roadmap towards effective ratification and real outcomes for people with print disabilities throughout the continent. Read More

  • News
  • 29 October 2016
  • By: anonymous

WIPO General Assembly

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) holds its General Assembly on 3-11 October 2016. IFLA will be there, calling for continued work on copyight limitations for libraries, congratulating Sylvie Forbin on her nomination as Deputy Director General of WIPO, and congratulating all who have helped bring the Treaty of Marrakesh to its entry into force. Read More

  • Events
  • 02 October 2016

A Better Balance is Possible – Looking to the Future at WIPO

Starting tomorrow, the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation will meet together in Geneva. For IFLA, highlights will include discussions on future work on limitations on copyright for libraries, Ms Sylvie Forbin's first major event as Deputy Director General, Copyright and Creative Industries, and a celebration of the entry into force of the Treaty of Marrakesh. The latter shows that WIPO discussions can lead to results that offer wider access to knowledge, with dividends for growth, equality, human rights and well-being. Read More

  • News
  • 02 October 2016
  • By: anonymous