Washington, D.C. In a statement issued today, the Copyright Alliance commended all who supported the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act as it was signed into law by President Trump.
According to CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “The Copyright Alliance appreciates the tremendous outpouring of support that The Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act has received, including from the House and the Senate, as well as from the creative and publishing communities. As the legislation is enacted into law by the President, the U.S. will join 39 nations that have already ratified and implemented the Treaty.
“Enacting the Treaty into law will enable persons with print disabilities to have access to a wealth of published works not previously available, particularly in developing nations, in a manner that is consistent with copyright holder rights. We applaud this tremendous accomplishment, and thank everyone who worked diligently to make The Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act a reality.”
The Copyright Office prepared a document answering frequently asked questions about the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act. Read more here.
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