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

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"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 offersa comprehensive framework for interpreting the Treaty in ways that enhance the ability of print-disabled individuals to create, read, and share books and cultural materials in accessible formats. The Guide also provides specific recommendations to government officials, policymakers, and disability rightsorganizations involved with implementing the Treaty's provisions in national law.
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ISBN-13: 9780190679651
ISBN-10: 0190679654
Pagini: 240
Dimensiuni: 140 x 209 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States


The authors are uniquely positioned to provide authoritative answers to the complex questions raised by the Marrakesh Treaty - the first to address user interests. Collectively, they have deep experience in negotiating and interpreting international IP instruments, and they include the first scholars to address the intersection of human rights and IP rights.
This Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty, written by world-renowned copyright scholars, is essential for anyone who aims to transpose, interpret, and apply the norms in the Treaty in an effective manner, finally giving visually impaired people real access to knowledge and culture.
This book provides a timely, clear, and insightful guide to a complex and novel legal subject with immense practical significance. A must-read for anybody interested in making accessible versions of printed material available to disabled people.
The Marrakesh Treaty is a milestone in the development of international standards to ensure access to knowledge for all, and this Guide is a milestone in the correct interpretation and implementation of the Treaty. With their in-depth knowledge of IP and human rights law, and their impressive experience in international law and policy making, the authors offer a brilliant and critical analysis of the Treaty provisions, and a practical guidebook that providescompelling answers to unresolved questions. This book is a must read, not only with regard to the Marrakesh Treaty, but also to copyright limitations and human rights in general.
The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty is an invaluable resource for understanding and implementing the terms of the treaty. It offers concrete guidance and practical solutions for transforming the terms of a human rights instrument into a real world enabler of the human rights of persons with print disabilities.

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Laurence R. Helfer is Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University Law School. He is an expert in international law and institutions, international adjudication, human rights (including LGBT rights), and international intellectual property law and policy. He is co-director of Duke Law's Center for International and Comparative Law and a Senior Fellow with Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics. He also serves as a Permanent VisitingProfessor at the iCourts: Center of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen.Molly K. Land is Professor of Law and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut School of Law and Human Rights Institute. She also serves as Associate Director of the Human Rights Institute and Director of the LL.M. in Human Rights and Social Justice. Drawing on her human rights expertise and background as an intellectual property litigator, Professor Land's scholarship focuses on the effect of new technologies on human rights fact-finding, advocacy, and enforcement, aswell as the role of human rights norms and framing strategies in organizing around human rights issues.Ruth L. Okediji is McKnight Presidential Professor and William L. Prosser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her scholarship focuses on issues of innovation policy, economic development, and global knowledge governance in the context of international institutions and public international law.Jerome H. Reichman is Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law at Duke University Law School. He has written and lectured widely on diverse aspects of intellectual property law, including comparative and international intellectual property law and the connections between intellectual property and international trade law.