Copyright Alliance Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) by a Unanimous Vote of 20-0

May 10, 2018


Washington, D.C. In a statement issued today, the Copyright Alliance applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559), legislation that amends the Copyright Act to comply with the Treaty, by a unanimous vote of 20-0.

According to Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “We commend the Senate Judiciary Committee on today’s passage of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act, legislation that will build upon existing international copyright principles to provide persons with print disabilities with access to a wealth of published works, which might otherwise not be available to them, in a manner that is respectful of the rights that copyright owners have related to those works. We now urge the Senate to swiftly consider and pass this important legislation.”

A copy of The Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act is available here.


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