[Athen] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] US House of Representatives Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act

Doug Hayman dhayman at uw.edu
Thu Sep 27 11:19:17 PDT 2018


Thanks for sharing that. Reading "Marrakesh Treaty" I was left scratching
my head till I went to the NFB site and found this info page about what
this will mean if implemented:


On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 1:09 PM Zach <zm290 at msstate.edu> wrote:

> Thought this may be of interest.


> Zachary Mason

> M.S. Student

> Animal and Dairy Sciences

> Mississippi State University


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> US House of Representatives Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act

> Treaty Now Awaits Presidential Action


> Washington, DC (September 25, 2018): The United States House of

> Representatives has passed the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S.

> 2559), which makes modest changes to copyright law that will bring the

> United States into compliance with the terms of the Marrakesh Treaty. The

> Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification of the treaty and passed

> the implementing legislation on June 28.


> "For almost a decade now, the National Federation of the Blind, our

> partners, and other advocates have worked to bring the Marrakesh Treaty

> into

> being and into force," said Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National

> Federation of the Blind. "Today we applaud the United States House of

> Representatives for its passage of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act.

> We now urge President Trump to sign this implementing legislation, and to

> order the State Department to deposit the instrument of ratification with

> the World Intellectual Property Organization as soon as practicable. We are

> closer than ever to the day when blind Americans will have greater access

> to

> the world's knowledge, in many of its original languages, than we have ever

> had in human history."


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