I do not usually link and re-post my own work on this site, but this situation is a little different. I have written two columns for Library Journal’s Peer-to-Peer column about the WIPO’s successful negotiations to arrive at a treaty dealing with copyright limitations for the blind and visually impaired. It seems odd not to address those negotiations and the treaty that came out of them at all in this space, but there is also no reason to reiterate what is available on the Library Journal site.
So in the interests of appropriate inclusion and efficiency, here is the link to the column I wrote before a treaty had been agreed on, and here is the column released today that addresses the result of the negotiation process. There are lots of other sources of information about the treaty, but I hope readers find these comments useful.
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