The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print-Disabled Individuals by Laurence R. Helfer

The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print…

byLaurence R. Helfer, Molly K. Land, Ruth L. Okediji

Paperback | April 4, 2017

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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 mandatoryexceptions 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 tocreate, read, and share books and cultural materials in accessible formats. The Guide also provides specific recommendations to government officials, policymakers, and disability rights organizations involved with implementing the Treaty's provisions in national law.

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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 Compar...

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Title:The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print…Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190679654

ISBN - 13:9780190679651

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"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 impressiveexperience in international law and policy making, the authors offer a brilliant and critical analysis of the Treaty provisions, and a practical guidebook that provides compelling answers to unresolved questions. This book is a must read, not only with regard to the Marrakesh Treaty, but also tocopyright limitations and human rights in general." --Martin Senftleben, Professor of Intellectual Property and Director, Kooijmans Institute for Law and Governance, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam