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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

More good news for Marrakesh: Argentina commits to VIP Treaty

By Marrakesh Notification No. 8: Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (here), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) lets everyone know that the Argentine Republic has become the latest country to commit itself to the Marrakesh Treaty, which it has now ratified.

This still doesn't being the Treaty into force (on the number of accessions and ratifications required, see our recent post on Singapore's accession to the same treaty, here).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hearing news that today the UK, Germany, Italy, Poland blocked moves for the EU to ratify this Treaty -after a high level vote? This means it won't go ahead.

Can anyone confirm -why are the UK and Germany against this Treaty??? Shouldn't we be told what our politicians are doing?

Is this a Cameron initiative to block the Treaty? What does Miliband think?