Copyright: WIPO Negotiators Reach Breakthrough On “3-Step Test” In Treaty For Blind
From IP Watch:
A breakthrough was reached over the weekend in the World Intellectual Property Organization negotiations to provide more access to visually impaired people, according to participating sources. Agreement appears to have been struck on the controversial issue of restrictions to the exceptions to copyright that the treaty is proposing to establish.
A revised draft treaty text [pdf] was issued on 22 June.
The so-called three-step test has been a thorny issue in the negotiations (IPW, WIPO, 14 June 2013). But a new proposed text was issued which is described as a breakthrough by most.
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