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UK implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty

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The government is seeking views on how the UK can implement the Marrakesh Treaty.

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Consultation description

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.


Published 8 May 2018