WASHINGTON, July 3, 2018 — The American Bar Association commends the Senate for its ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled and its passage of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S2559). The ABA calls on the House of Representatives to pass the legislation.
The treaty requires contracting parties to adopt exceptions and limitations in their domestic copyright law to permit reproduction of published works into accessible formats usable by the print disabled.
“The American Bar Association applauds the Senate’s unanimous passage of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act, which will help eliminate obstacles to accessible literature for blind and visually impaired people the world over,” ABA President Hilarie Bass said.
The ABA supported passage of this bill with a letter to House and Senate leaders.
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