EIFL webinar: The Marrakesh Treaty

The EIFL-IP webinar provided an introduction to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities that was adopted by Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in June 2013. The treaty creates an international legal framework for the making of accessible format copies, and their sharing across borders.

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TYPE:
Presentation, Webinar
PRESENTER:
Villarroel, Luis
DATE:
January 2015
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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The webinar provided an overview of the structure of the treaty, key definitions, as well as mandatory and optional exceptions. In addition, requirements for use and export, and for countries that are not members of the Berne Convention and/or the WIPO Copyright Treaties were discussed.

The guest speaker was Mr Luis Villarroel, Professor of Intellectual Property, advisor to the IP Institute of Ecudaor, former IP advisor to the Ministry of Education in Chile, and a negotiator of the Marrkesh Treaty.

Screenshot of the presenter and a presentation slide on the Marrakesh export model.