Position Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition: Concerning the Implementation of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

Reto M. Hilty*, Kaya Köklü, Annette Kur, Sylvie Nérisson, Josef Drexl, Silke von Lewinski

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Abstract

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled is an important and meaningful WIPO treaty. It intends to mitigate the book famine for blind and visually impaired persons worldwide. This position paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition recommends that the EU Commission present in the foreseeable future a specific proposal for a Directive therewith mapping more concretely the specifications of Article 5(3)(b) of Directive 2001/29/EC. The aim of this position paper is to outline the basic points of such a Directive, taking into account the requirements of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalIIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Volume46
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)707-716
Number of pages10
ISSN0018-9855
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22.09.2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • Marrakesh Treaty
  • Blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled persons
  • Position paper
  • 513 Law

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