Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

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WIPO Headquarters The event this last week at WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland, was the ninth meeting of the Stakeholder’s Platform, which was set up about the time the original Treaty draft was introduced. One of the reasons I started the Beneblog more than ten years ago (!)

Our WIPO Statement on the Treaty for Access for People with Disabilities

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Statement of Benetech to the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization June 15, 2011, Geneva, Switzerland • Greetings from California’s Silicon Valley! Now, more than 30,000 current copyrighted books are available globally on Bookshare to thousands of users. • SCCR22 publishers blind copyright copyfight SCCR Authors Guild limitations Bookshare WIPO exceptions

My remarks just made at WIPO today

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Statement of Benetech to the 20th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization June 23, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland • My nonprofit organization, Benetech, operates Bookshare, the largest online library for people with print disabilities, with the mission of bringing accessible books to all people with print disabilities around the world • We have roughly 100,000 members in the U.S.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

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Reform Copyright. Genève, Switzerland: TEDx Geneva: Comment Faire pour Évoluer? Lausanne, Switzerland: Lausanne/Pully: Entraide Numérique Intergen.Digital de 7 à 107 Ans. Renens, Switzerland: "OpenLab"­ au FABLAB Chêne 20 de Renens.

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Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

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The third movement is the effort to make copyright exceptions a global norm , thus enabling easy import and export of accessible materials. A copyright exception allows specialist organizations (generally a government agency or disability NGO or library) to make an accessible version of a published book without having to get permission from the author or publisher. thanks to our domestic copyright exception.

Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet

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The Global Redesign Initiative is one of the core themes of next week's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In general, we have patents and copyrights and trade secrets as commercial objects because we as a society think that it helps bring the benefits of new creations to everyone. My latest post on HuffPo is now up: Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet , about my proposal to the WEF's Global Redesign Initiative.