Copyright Alliance Applauds Introduction of Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559)

March 15, 2018


Washington, D.C. In a statement issued today, the Copyright Alliance applauded the introduction of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559), legislation that amends the Copyright Act to comply with the Treaty.

According to Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “We applaud Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bob Corker (R-TN), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for their introduction of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act which will greatly increase the availability of accessible books for persons with print disabilities throughout the United States and throughout all countries that are parties to the Treaty in a manner that is consistent and respectful of the rights of authors and publishers.”

Kupferschmid continued by stating, “We believe that the Marrakesh Treaty 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. We look forward to working with stakeholders in supporting the swift ratification and implementation of this legislation.”

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


About the Copyright Alliance

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