May 20, 2022

New Draft Text Issued By WIPO Negotiators For Visually Impaired Treaty

From IP Watch:

World Intellectual Property Organization delegates this week have launched into negotiations expected to yield the first treaty creating exceptions and limitations to copyright for the benefit of visually impaired people. Many delegations have said much work remained to be done in the next ten days to breach differences. A new text on commercial availability was released this evening .

The “Diplomatic Conference to conclude a Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities” is taking place from 17-28 June in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The new draft text on commercial availability is available here [pdf]. The status of this document was not clear at press time.


Tonight, a new draft proposal was issued in Committee I, for Article D(3) including a series of proposals the United States, the European Union, and the African Group, and informal proposals by Ecuador, and Singapore. The draft proposal was posted by Knowledge Ecology International.

Much More in the Complete IP Watch Article

See Also: New: Knowledge Economy International Web Page for Marrakesh Negotiation

See Also: Official WIPO Page for Marrakesh Negotiation

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