Marrakesh Treaty on access to published works for blind and visually impaired persons - Council authorises ratification

15.02.2018

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The Council today adopted a decision approving the conclusion of the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled.

Today's decision enables the EU to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty as from next summer. It is of huge importance for the EU because this treaty helps us to overcome discriminatory barriers to access by persons with disabilities to cultural materials.

Boil Banov, Minister for Culture of Bulgaria

The Marrakesh Treaty establishes a set of international rules which ensure that there are limitations or exceptions to copyright rules for the benefit of people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print‑disabled.

Read the full press release here.

Visit the meeting page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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