Marrakesh treaty implementation guide South Africa

Tobias Schonwetter, Jade Kouletakis, Alexandra Kisuule, Bram van Wiele

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Abstract

This guideline document aims to enable the South African lawmaker to swiftly move forward with the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, in line with the country’s public expression of support for the treaty. The document examines the compatibility of the provisions of the treaty with the current copyright regime in South Africa and, where necessary, it provides suggestions for legislative amendments. The copyright law revision process currently underway in South Africa, together with the country’s goal of introducing a national IP Policy, provide a unique opportunity for making these changes in a timely manner.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing paper
Media of outputText
PublisherIntellectual Property Unit, University of Cape Town
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationCape Town
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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    Schonwetter, T., Kouletakis, J., Kisuule, A., & van Wiele, B. (2015, May). Marrakesh treaty implementation guide South Africa. Intellectual Property Unit, University of Cape Town. https://ip-unit.org/2015/1251/