Changes to copyright law to implement the Marrakesh Directive

The implementation of the Marrakesh Directive makes it easier for blind and visually impaired people to access works protected by copyright.



UK copyright law contains provisions which allow disabled people, and individuals and organisations acting on their behalf, to make copies of copyright works in accessible formats (such as Braille books, subtitled films), from non-accessible originals, without infringing copyright.

Recent amendments to copyright law have changed how these provisions operate. These changes may affect certain rightholders, as well as disabled people and the individuals and organisations that support them.

This guidance

  • focuses on UK copyright law,
  • is non-statutory, and
  • does not provide legal advice
Published 2 May 2019