Copyright treaty in Geneva Advances!

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law that made it legal for us to scan just a bout any book without needing to get permissions first. Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay joined together to propose that WIPO consider this treaty. Lots of excitement recently in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organization. We've been supportive of an effort by the World Blind Union to get an international treaty in place that sets up a global system much like the one we have today in the United States.

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This was first introduced (to my knowledge) in the Stakeholder's Platform discussions, which were the quickly ginned-up alternative option created in response to the original introduction at WIPO of the Treaty for the Visually Impaired ("TVI") by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay (and now co-sponsored by Mexico). Compare that to the fair use exception, which has plenty of case law. As long as we obey the law, they are unlikely to sue us.

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

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copyright exemption for serving the print disabled is commonly called the Chafee Amendment: Section 121 of copyright law. copyright law. The hot topic was the proposal made by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay, for a global treaty (a treaty for which I was part of the expert drafting team). These seems to be an important part of international copyright law.