EIFL Comments on European Commission proposals regarding implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty (2016)

While EIFL broadly welcomes European Commission proposals to implement the Marrakesh Treaty, EIFL opposes extra record-keeping requirements for accessible works sent outside the EU.

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TYPE:
Position paper & statement
AUTHOR:
EIFL
DATE:
December 2016
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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In September 2016, the European Commission published its proposals to implement the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.

The package to implement the Treaty in the EU contains two legislative proposals. The first is a Directive that allows for the creation and circulation of accessible format copies within the EU. EIFL welcomes the Directive.

The second proposal is a Regulation on the cross-border exchange of accessible format copies between EU member states and non-EU countries. EIFL opposes the record-keeping requirements that exceed what is required by the Marrakesh Treaty. If left unchecked, the extra requirements could undermine the effectiveness of international exchange mechanisms, and thus the very objective of the Treaty.

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Read about EIFL’s work advocating for the Marrakesh Treaty.

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