EU Parliament Adopts Marrakesh Treaty

The European Parliament with over 600 votes adopted the legal instruments to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty on access to reading material for the visually impaired. The treaty, adopted by the members of the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2013 is effective since last year. It has been subject of controversies due to lobbying from publishers in the European Union. EU member states will have one year to implement. More information is provided in the Intellectual Property Watch.