Comments on: In Final Stretch Of Drafting Of WIPO Treaty For The Blind, Tensions High http://www.ip-watch.org/2012/11/21/in-final-stretch-of-drafting-of-wipo-treaty-for-the-blind-tensions-high/ Original news and analysis on international IP policy Fri, 01 May 2015 12:57:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.2 By: Treaty for the Blind: A Watered Down Agreement Moves Forward at the World Intellectual Property Organization | Electronic Frontier Foundationhttp://www.ip-watch.org/2012/11/21/in-final-stretch-of-drafting-of-wipo-treaty-for-the-blind-tensions-high/#comment-5825345 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:25:22 +0000 http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=24837#comment-5825345 […] The WBU supports the need to leave it to the countries to decide if they want to go beyond what the treaty may provide for. They have commented: “What we do want to happen is that each country can be protected so that it can either keep the national law it already has for print-disabled people, or implement national law for print-disabled people.” The WBU does support countries like India, which wants to ensure that they have flexibilities in their own national law. The WBU is not talking about other issues like translation or audiovisual works (such as movies or music). The WBU’s request is “same book, same day, same price,” said Dan Pescod of WBU to IP Watch. […]

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By: Treaty for the Blind: A Watered Down Agreement Moves Forward at the World Intellectual Property Organization | americanpeacenik.comhttp://www.ip-watch.org/2012/11/21/in-final-stretch-of-drafting-of-wipo-treaty-for-the-blind-tensions-high/#comment-5813292 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:56:49 +0000 http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=24837#comment-5813292 […] The WBU supports the need to leave it to the countries to decide if they want to go beyond what the treaty may provide for. They have commented: “What we do want to happen is that each country can be protected so that it can either keep the national law it already has for print-disabled people, or implement national law for print-disabled people.” The WBU does support countries like India, which wants to ensure that they have flexibilities in their own national law. The WBU is not talking about other issues like translation or audiovisual works (such as movies or music). The WBU’s request is “same book, same day, same price,” said Dan Pescod of WBU to IP Watch. […]

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By: Treaty for the Blind: A Watered Down Treaty Moves Forward at the World Intellectual Property Organization | FidoSysop.orghttp://www.ip-watch.org/2012/11/21/in-final-stretch-of-drafting-of-wipo-treaty-for-the-blind-tensions-high/#comment-5802102 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:48:14 +0000 http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=24837#comment-5802102 […] The WBU supports the need to leave it to the countries to decide if they want to go beyond what the treaty may provide for. They have commented: “What we do want to happen is that each country can be protected so that it can either keep the national law it already has for print-disabled people, or implement national law for print-disabled people.” The WBU does support countries like India, which wants to ensure that they have flexibilities in their own national law. The WBU is not talking about other issues like translation or audiovisual works (such as movies or music). The WBU’s request is “same book, same day, same price,” said Dan Pescod of WBU to IP Watch. […]

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By: john e millerhttp://www.ip-watch.org/2012/11/21/in-final-stretch-of-drafting-of-wipo-treaty-for-the-blind-tensions-high/#comment-5672072 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:22:01 +0000 http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=24837#comment-5672072 There have been comments in SCCR25 interventions and elsewhere that the requirements of the current SCCR25 proposal go beyond what is required in the US Section 121 Chafee Amendment especially with regards to record keeping. The US exception DOES require at 121d2 that that either prior registration with the LOC/NLS or written certification from a doctor/specialist be obtained. The current proposal at Article A only says that an AE can establish its won “rules and procedures” “that the persons it serves are beneficiary persons”.

The Bookshare.org form for such establishing of disability in compliance with US Copyright Act Section 121d2 is available here:

https://www.bookshare.org/assets/docs/Individual_Proof_of_Disability.doc

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