MBIE seeking views on the Marrakesh Treaty

On: 30 October 2015

MBIE is seeking your views on whether New Zealand should accede to the Marrakesh Treaty, and the costs and benefits of doing so.

The Marrakesh Treaty is an international treaty aimed at making more published material available for people with a print disability. It’s formal name is The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or otherwise Print Disabled.

This Treaty provides for copyright exceptions in national laws to improve access to copyright works in accessible formats (such as braille, audio or large print books) for people with a print disability.

We would like to know how joining the Marrakesh Treaty would benefit people with a print disability in New Zealand and your views on what changes to the Copyright Act are desirable, if any.

Submissions close on 26 February 2016. If you have any questions please email the team at MBIE.

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