Marrakesh Treaty Becomes Law

U.S. implementation of the  "Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled" has been enacted as law. The treaty, which is intended to ensure that persons all over the world who are blind, visually impaired, or have other print disabilities can more easily obtain published literary works in accessible formats they can use, was first adopted in 2013 by the U.S. and other Member States of the United Nations–based World Intellectual Property Organization. It entered into force in September 2016 following ratification or accession by 20 member states, a number which has more than doubled since that time.

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