European Commission derails copyright reform in South Africa
Last year, the South African parliament adopted a progressive new copyright bill that would have drastically improved access to educational materials, introduced a fair use exception, implemented the Marrakesh treaty for the benefit of people who are blind or print disabled, and strengthened the negotiating positions of authors and performers in their negotiations with publishers.
Copyfail #2: EU’s failure to give blind people equal access to books
This article is the second one in the series presenting Copyfails. The EU is reforming its copyright rules. We want to introduce to you the main failures of the current copyright system, with suggestions on how to fix them. You can find all the Copyfails here. How has it failed? Blind and visually impaired people […]
Marrakesh Treaty: EU must take action now
In April 2015, the European Union “celebrates” one year since the signature of the Marrakesh Treaty. This Treaty seeks to facilitate access to cultural content to for people who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled. This Treaty makes mandatory for contracting parties to provide exceptions or limitations in their national legislation to the right […]