October 26, 2021

VIDEO: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty (April 28, 2018).

Read the Treaty

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Public Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled, Done at Marrakesh on June 27, 2013

Video

Watch the Hearing 

Prepared Statements of Witnesses 

The Honorable  Manisha Singh
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic And Business Affairs
United States Department of State

Mr. Scott LaBarre
Legal Counsel
National Federation of the Blind

Mr. Allan Adler
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Association of American PublishersMr. 

Jonathan Band
Counsel
Library Copyright Alliance

Additional Resources

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons With Print Disabilities (via Krista Cox, ARL)

Issue Brief: Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons with Print Disabilities (December 3. 2017)

ARL Celebrates 20th Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty to Improve Global Access to Publications for Print-Disabled Users (June 30, 2017)

Accessibility: “International Publishers Association Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty” (December 16, 2016)

UPDATE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty (via ALA District Dispatch)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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