Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Canada joins Marrakesh Treaty

I have long called on the Canadian government to join the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. yesterday, the Toronto Star reports that Industry Minister James Moore announced Canada's accession.  This is great news.

Eight countries have ratified or acceded to the Marrakesh Treaty, which will enter into force when that number reaches 20.  Canada's accession brings that number to 9.  Canada is the first G7 country to implement the treaty.

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