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The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty
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The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print-Disabled Individuals

Laurence R. Helfer, Molly K. Land, Ruth L. Okediji, and Jerome H. Reichman


The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled is a watershed development in the fields of intellectual property and human rights. As the first international legal instrument to establish mandatory exceptions to copyright, the Marrakesh Treaty uses the legal and policy tools of copyright to advance human rights. The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting the Treaty in ways that enhance the ability of print-disabled individuals to create, read, and s ... More

Keywords: disabled persons, copyright, human rights, blind, visually impaired, treaty, accessible formats, print disabilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190679644
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurence R. Helfer, author
Henry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Molly K. Land, author
Professor of Law and Human Rights, University of Connecticut School of Law and Human Rights Institute

Ruth L. Okediji, author
McKnight Presidential Professor and William L. Prosser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota School of Law

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