IMPROVING THE RIGHT TO READ IN CANADA
THE MARRAKESH TREATY, COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY AND BEYOND
The Marrakesh Treaty is an unprecedented treaty in international law that mandates copyright exceptions to accommodate people with print disabilities. This paper first discusses the issues that led to the development of the Marrakesh Treaty, as they manifested in Canada and around the world. Next, it critiques Canada’s implementation of the treaty, and examines steps needed in order for Canada to meet the treaty's goals.
Keywords:Intellectual Property, Human Rights, Disability, Copyright, Commercial Availability, Marrakesh Treaty, Accessibility, Visual Impairment, Treaty Law, International Law, Trade Law, Charter Rights
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