From June 17 to 28, 2013, WIPO Member States met in Marrakesh, Morocco for a Diplomatic Conference to conclude a Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities.
EIFL followed the diplomatic conference throughout the whole two weeks. Teresa Hackett, EIFL-IP Programme Manager attended in person during the second week.
12.9.2013 The 2013 Marrakesh Treaty: Providing Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind and Print Disabled, American University Washington College of Law. Watch the webcast of the first public forum on the new treaty.
27.6.2013 EIFL reacts to the adoption of a treaty.
Why a WIPO Treaty for Persons with Print Disabilities can change lives
- The dream for visually impaired students in Lesotho could become a reality
- DAISY readers in Mongolia a legal right - now copyright law must play its part
- Elvis is the answer in Lithuania
EIFL statements and Interventions
Opening statement by EIFL, jointly with IFLA. Read the opening statement or watch the opening statement online (19.6.2013)
"The start of a new era": read the EIFL closing statement, or watch the closing statement online (27.6.2013)