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‘Miracle at Marrakesh’ to help visually impaired read
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
The treaty will make access to books for the visually impaired, blind and print disabled easier.
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Blog Entry CIS's Closing Statement at Marrakesh on the Treaty for the Blind
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 28, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:01 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash read out an abridged version of this statement as his closing remarks in Marrakesh, where the WIPO Treaty for the Blind (the "Marrakesh Treaty") has been successfully concluded. The Marrakesh Treaty aims to facilitate access to published works by blind persons, persons with visual impairment, and other print disabled persons, by requiring mandatory exceptions in copyright law to enable conversions of books into accessible formats, and by enabling cross-border transfer of accessible format books.
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A Treat for the Blind
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 27, 2013 last modified Jul 11, 2013 06:02 AM — filed under: , ,
The WIPO treaty will provide copyright exceptions on books making them available to blind people in formats they can use.
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Blog Entry Primer on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 25, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In this primer, Pranesh Prakash and Puneeth Nagaraj explain what effects a WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired can have and who's opposing it.
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Blog Entry India- EU FTA: A Note on the Copyright Issues
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jun 18, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 06:47 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In this blog post, Nehaa Chaudhari gives us an overview of some of the provisions of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the copyright issues identified therein.
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Blog Entry CIS Intervention on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired at SCCR/SS/GE/2/13
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 25, 2013 last modified Apr 25, 2013 11:57 AM — filed under: , , ,
The informal session and special session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was organised by WIPO in Geneva from April 18 to April 20, 2013. Pranesh Prakash participated in the session and spoke about the rights of the visually impaired. An abridged version of this was read out during the meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 22:15 due to time restrictions.
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Land and Social Justice - An introduction to Georgism
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 31, 2013 last modified Apr 28, 2013 07:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
Cherry G Mathew will be giving a public talk on Georgism at the office of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on April 12, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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WIPO To Negotiate Treaty For The Blind In June; ‘Still Some Distance To Travel’
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 21, 2012 last modified Dec 21, 2012 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
In a swift 15 minute session this morning delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization extraordinary assembly agreed to convene a high-level meeting in Morocco in June to finalise a treaty on international exceptions to copyrights on books in special formats for visually impaired people.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Broadcast Treaty and Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 29, 2012 last modified Dec 04, 2012 11:11 PM — filed under: , , ,
This November at WIPO the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was witness to a tough negotiation on the proposed Treaty providing access to copyrighted materials to visually impaired persons. In between these discussions, the SCCR also found time to have two short plenary sessions on the proposed broadcast treaty as well as working documents on exceptions for libraries and archives.
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Blog Entry Transcripts of Discussions at WIPO SCCR 25
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 20, 2012 last modified Dec 05, 2012 12:58 AM — filed under: , , ,
We are providing archival copies of the transcripts of the 25th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which is being held in Geneva from November 19, 2012 to November 23, 2012.
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