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Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act passes the Senate

At long last, the U.S. Senate passed the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) by unanimous consent in a business meeting held yesterday. Because the legislation makes modest amendments to Section 121 (“the Chafee Amendment”), the House Judiciary Committee must give their consent to the amended legislation before it goes…

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Another big step toward Marrakesh Treaty ratification

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to send the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S.2559) to the full Senate for a vote. If passed by two-thirds of the Senate, the legislation will go to the President for final signature. For more than ten years, associations representing the print disabled,…

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing yesterday on the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559). If passed, the legislation would make available an additional 350,000 accessible books for people with print disabilities living in the United States, according to Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business…

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Watch Senate hearing on Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act April 18

Watch the hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act on April 18th at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern) There was a time when I thought the Marrakesh Treaty to increase access to information for people with print disabilities would never make its way to the Senate. Marrakesh is an international treaty after all, and…

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Marrakesh Treaty Closer to Reality with Senate bill introduced today

This post originally appeared in American Libraries’ blog The Scoop. On March 15, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) was introduced in the US Senate, nudging the United States further toward adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty. The international copyright treaty provides a copyright exception—the first ever in an international…

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