In 2013, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) agreed the Marrakesh Treaty. This Treaty aims to improve access to copyright-protected books for people who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled.
In 2017, the European Union published a Directive and a Regulation to implement this Treaty. This will come into force on 12 October 2018.
The government has launched a public consultation seeking views on how the UK should approach the implementation of the Directive.
Ways to respond
Marrakesh Directive Consultation
Copyright and Enforcement Directorate
Intellectual Property Office
4 Abbey Orchard Street