Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Over 50 Countries Sign Marrakesh Treaty On Copyright Exceptions And Limitations For The Blind; Intellectual Property Watch, 7/1/13
Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch; Over 50 Countries Sign Marrakesh Treaty On Copyright Exceptions And Limitations For The Blind: "The 28 June signing of the new international treaty to improve access to published materials for the visually impaired brought relief to the beneficiaries and satisfaction to delegations. But some underlined the need to sign and ratify the new treaty. On the final day of the World Intellectual Property Organization diplomatic conference, held from 17-28 June, fifty-one countries signed the treaty to the loud applause of the plenary, in particular from the visually impaired people. A large number of developing countries, notably from Africa and Latin America, signed the treaty. A few developed countries signed the treaty, such as Switzerland and the United Kingdom."