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Directive (EU) 2017/1564 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 September 2017 on certain permitted uses of certain works and other subject matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society

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Year of Version:
2017
Dates:
Adopted: September 13, 2017
Type of Text:
Main IP Laws
Subject Matter:
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
The notification by the European Union to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Directive implements the obligations that the Union has to meet under the Marrakesh Treaty in a harmonised manner, with a view to ensuring that the corresponding measures are applied consistently throughout the internal market. This Directive therefore aims to improve the availability to persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled of books, including e-books, journals, newspap
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English
Directive (EU) 2017/1564 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 September 2017 on certain permitted uses of certain works and other subject matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information societypdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
Spanish
Directiva (UE) 2017/1564 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 13 de septiembre de 2017, sobre ciertos usos permitidos de determinadas obras y otras prestaciones protegidas por derechos de autor y derechos afines en favor de personas ciegas, con discapacidad visual o con otras dificultades para acceder a textos impresos, y por la que se modifica la Directiva 2001/29/CE relativa a la armonización de determinados aspectos de los derechos de autor y derechos afines a los derechos de autor en la sociedad de la informaciónpdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
French
Directive (UE) 2017/1564 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 13 septembre 2017 sur certaines utilisations autorisées de certaines œuvres et d'autres objets protégés par le droit d'auteur et les droits voisins en faveur des aveugles, des déficients visuels et des personnes ayant d'autres difficultés de lecture des textes imprimés et modifiant la directive 2001/29/CE sur l'harmonisation de certains aspects du droit d'auteur et des droits voisins dans la société de l'informationpdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
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