Tag Archives: international treaties

Good news, but wait…

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 »

Takedown notice ≠ infringement

Amidst a flurry of congressional hearings and treaty negotiations, it is important to remember that statistics often tell half of the story. As I catch up on recent U.S. House subcommittee hearings, I continue to marvel at how often both committee members and witnesses conflate a total number of takedown notices with actual cases of infringement. This is not a ... Read More »

One (Baby) Step Closer to a Treaty for People with Print Disabilities

At the close of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Assemblies meeting on October 9, nations agreed to an aggressive work plan to reach consensus on an international treaty for people with print disabilities. “So close, yet so far” is an apt description of this step in the long diplomatic process. The holdout in advancing the proposed treaty  continues to ... Read More »