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Book with chain.

Yesterday, the Obama Administration transmitted to the Senate the ratification package for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. After extensive executive review, the Senate now has a chance to pass copyright legislation that will ratify the Treaty, adopted in June 2013 by the World Intellectual Property ... Read More »

Protect the Right to Read: Sign White House Petition on WIPO Treaty

The American Library Association supports the Treaty for the Blind, a treaty that would allow international book lending to print-disabled people–including those who are blind, have low vision, are dyslexic, have a learning disability or other disability that prevents them from accessing print–by promoting an exception to copyright law. The exception would ask WIPO member nations to establish a national ... Read More »