The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty

Facilitating Access to Books for Print-Disabled Individuals

Author: Laurence R. Helfer,Molly K. Land,Ruth L. Okediji,Jerome H. Reichman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190679662

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 8542

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled is a watershed development in the fields of intellectual property and human rights. As the first international legal instrument to establish mandatory exceptions to copyright, the Marrakesh Treaty uses the legal and policy tools of copyright to advance human rights. The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting the Treaty in ways that enhance the ability of print-disabled individuals to create, read, and share books and cultural materials in accessible formats. The Guide also provides specific recommendations to government officials, policymakers, and disability rights organizations involved with implementing the Treaty's provisions in national law.

The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty

Facilitating Access to Books for Print-Disabled Individuals

Author: Laurence R. Helfer,Jerome H. Reichman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190679654

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 4872

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled is a watershed development in the fields of intellectual property and human rights. As the first international legal instrument to establish mandatory exceptions to copyright, the Marrakesh Treaty uses the legal and policy tools of copyright to advance human rights. The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting the Treaty in ways that enhance the ability of print-disabled individuals to create, read, and share books and cultural materials in accessible formats. The Guide also provides specific recommendations to government officials, policymakers, and disability rights organizations involved with implementing the Treaty's provisions in national law.

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

Author: World Intellectual Property Organization

Publisher: WIPO

ISBN: 9280523937

Category: Law

Page: 16

View: 3591

The full text of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

A Commentary

Author: Ilias Bantekas,Michael Ashley Stein,Dimitris Anastasiou

Publisher: Oxford Commentaries on Interna

ISBN: 0198810660

Category: Law

Page: 1376

View: 7408

This treatise is a detailed article-by-article examination of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Each article of the CRPD contains a methodical analysis of the preparatory works, followed by an exhaustive examination of the contents of each articlebased on case law and concluding observations from the CRPD Committee, judgments from national and international courts and tribunals, pertinent UN and other reports, the key literature on the article under review.The volume features commentary from a broad range of scholars across a variety of disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive study of the legal, psychological, education, sociological, and other aspects of the CPRD. This encyclopaedic commentary on the CRPD effectively covers all the issuesarising from international disability law and practice, and will be an ideal resource for all working in the field.

Intellectual Property Rights

Legal and Economic Challenges for Development

Author: Mario Cimoli,Giovanni Dosi,Keith E. Maskus,Ruth L. Okediji,Jerome H. Reichman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191636525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 5571

In recent years, Intellectual Property Rights - both in the form of patents and copyrights - have expanded in their coverage, the breadth and depth of protection, and the tightness of their enforcement. Moreover, for the first time in history, the IPR regime has become increasingly uniform at international level by means of the TRIPS agreement, irrespectively of the degrees of development of the various countries. This volume, first, addresses from different angles the effects of IPR on the processes of innovation and innovation diffusion in general, and with respect to developing countries in particular. Contrary to a widespread view, there is very little evidence that the rates of innovation increase with the tightness of IPR even in developed countries. Conversely, in many circumstances, tight IPR represents an obstacle to imitation and innovation diffusion in developing countries. What can policies do then? This is the second major theme of the book which offers several detailed discussions of possible policy measures even within the current TRIPS regime - including the exploitation of the waivers to IPR enforcement that it contains, various forms of development of 'technological commons', and non-patent rewards to innovators, such as prizes. Some drawbacks of the regimes, however, are unavoidable: hence the advocacy in many contributions to the book of deep reforms of the system in both developed and developing countries, including the non-patentability of scientific discoveries, the reduction of the depth and breadth of IPR patents, and the variability of the degrees of IPR protection according to the levels of a country's development.

Intellectual Property and Human Rights

Author: Laurence R. Helfer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781953846

Category: Law

Page: 815

View: 3957

'The complex relationship between human rights and intellectual property is maturing. This collection of articles published testifies to the blossoming of this relationship. It brings together some of the leading contributions in this area and deserves a place in the library of all those that take an interest in intellectual property and human rights.' - Paul Torremans, University of Nottingham, UK

European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2015

Author: Christoph Herrmann,Markus Krajewski,Jörg Philipp Terhechte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662467488

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 9034

This sixth volume (2015) of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law puts a particular emphasis on non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to trade and the world trade order. With the steady reduction of tariff rates since the GATT 47 came into force, focus in recent years has been on the vast and complex landscape of non-tariff barriers to trade. States as well as scholars seemingly struggle with the multitude of measures pooled under this expression as there is no single, acknowledged definition of the term, and its relation to the term “non-tariff measures” remains equally blurred. Particularly in practice and on a multilateral level, there appears to be some awkwardness when it comes to coping with NTBs since multilateral trade rules seem to be in conflict with national regulatory autonomy in the pursuit of policy objectives. In part one, this volume sheds light on the problems of non-tariff barriers to trade that arise in various fields. Part two focuses on regional integration with an emphasis on relations between East Asia and the European Union. In this regard, the authors outline the trade and investment relations between the European Union and East Asia, including Japan, Korea and Singapore. Part three offers an overview of recent institutional developments in WIPO, ICSID, WTO and WTO jurisprudence. Part four includes book reviews of recent works in the field of international economic law, and part five introduces a new section on publications in the field of international economic law that were released in 2013 and 2014.

Accessible EPUB 3

Author: Matt Garrish

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449329322

Category: Computers

Page: 94

View: 1515

Although the digital revolution has made content available to more people than print books ever could, ebooks are still only as accessible as the foundation they’re built on—and all too often the foundation is weak. But that’s changing. With the introduction of EPUB 3, publishers now have the means to create a single rich data source for audiences of all reading abilities. Through practical tips and examples, Accessible EPUB 3 takes you inside the EPUB 3 format and explores how you can enrich and enhance content for all readers. Author Matt Garrish demystifies the process of making content easier to access, demonstrating how accessible practices are intertwined with standard content best practices. Among many techniques, this guide will teach you how to: Add structure and meaning to your publications to make them more usable by accessible technologies Tailor EPUB Navigation Documents for readers requiring either full or reduced navigation Create media overlays to synchronize human narration with text display Improve text-to-speech playback by adding SSML, PLS lexicons, and CSS3 Speech functionality

Diversity in Intellectual Property

Identities, Interests, and Intersections

Author: Irene Calboli,Srividhya Ragavan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107065526

Category: Law

Page: 562

View: 2553

Leading scholars address the interface between intellectual property and diversity with respect to culture, religion, race, and gender.

The Heart of Applebutter Hill

Author: Donna W. Hill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781483948225

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 2247

"Imagine you're fourteen. You're in a new country with your camera, your best friend and her dog. You uncover a secret, are instantly in danger and can't tell anyone. Join Baggy, Abigail and Curly Connor as they explore Elfin Pond, sneak around Bar Gundoom Castle and discover an underground lake. Corporate giants want the Heartstone of Arden-Goth and have placed a spy in their new school. Challenges sidetrack them as they struggle to reveal the truth, find the Heartstone and stop the bullying of their friend Christoper."--Page [4] of cover.

Collective Management in Reprography

Author: Tarja Koskinen-Olsson

Publisher: WIPO

ISBN: 9280514040

Category: Law

Page: 56

View: 9355

This publication gives a general description of the concept of collective management and its role in the field of reprography, and affords insight into the legislative framework and the different national reprographic reproduction rights organizations and their activities.

Human Rights and Intellectual Property

Mapping the Global Interface

Author: Laurence R. Helfer,Graeme W. Austin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496913

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8780

This book explores the interface between intellectual property and human rights law and policy. The relationship between these two fields has captured the attention of governments, policymakers, and activist communities in a diverse array of international and domestic political and judicial venues. These actors often raise human rights arguments as counterweights to the expansion of intellectual property in areas including freedom of expression, public health, education, privacy, agriculture, and the rights of indigenous peoples. At the same time, creators and owners of intellectual property are asserting a human rights justification for the expansion of legal protections. This book explores the legal, institutional, and political implications of these competing claims: by offering a framework for exploring the connections and divergences between these subjects; by identifying the pathways along which jurisprudence, policy, and political discourse are likely to evolve; and by serving as an educational resource for scholars, activists, and students.

Copyright, Limitations, and the Three-step Test

An Analysis of the Three-step Test in International and EC Copyright Law

Author: Martin Senftleben

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041122672

Category: Law

Page: 340

View: 1504

The book includes: viable restatements of the rationales of copyright protection for the emerging IP environment; new insights into the relationship between copyright protection and copyright limitations; in-depth explanation of the structure and functioning of the three-step test; detailed interpretations of each criterion of the test; discussion of the two WTO panelreports dealing with the test; a proposal for the further improvement of the copyright system and the international rules governing copyright law; detailed information about international conference material concerning the test; and discussion of potential future trends in copyright law. The author provides many examples that demonstrate the test's impact on different types of limitations, such as private use privileges and the U.S. fair use doctrine. He explains the test's role in the European Copyright Directive.

Discrimination, Copyright and Equality

Opening the e-Book for the Print-Disabled

Author: Paul Harpur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107119006

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 1333

This book explores how restrictive copyright laws deny access to information for the print disabled, despite equality laws protecting access. It contributes to disability rights scholarship and ideas of digital equality in analysis of domestic disability anti-discrimination, civil, human and constitutional rights, copyright and other reading equality measures.

Reconciling Copyright with Cumulative Creativity

The Third Paradigm

Author: Giancarlo Frosio

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788114183

Category:

Page: 400

View: 4717

Reconciling Copyright with Cumulative Creativity: The Third Paradigm examines the long history of creativity, from cave art to digital remix, in order to demonstrate a consistent disparity between the traditional cumulative mechanics of creativity and modern copyright policies. Giancarlo Frosio calls for the return of creativity to an inclusive process, so that the first (pre-modern imitative and collaborative model) and second (post-Romantic copyright model) creative paradigms can be reconciled into an emerging third paradigm which would be seen as a networked peer and user-based collaborative model.

See me, hear me : a guide to using the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to promote the rights of children

Author: Gerison Lansdown

Publisher: Save the Children UK

ISBN: 1841871230

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 171

View: 8135

"The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" represents the culmination of years of advocacy by the disability community in their struggle for recognition of their rights. "See Me, Hear Me" is the first book to look at how this Convention can be used to support disabled children, alongside the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This guide's analysis of the inter-relationship of the two Conventions, together with practical guidance on advocacy strategies and illustrations of good practice, make it an invaluable tool for child and disability rights advocates. It is also an essential resource for governments in interpreting and implementing the two Conventions. "See Me, Hear Me" includes: a detailed table giving an overview of the relationship between individual articles of the two Conventions; close analysis of the rights of children with disabilities - as set out in the two Conventions - in key areas like education, family life, health, and protection; tips for advocacy work in each of these areas of children's rights; a historical overview of disability rights and the development of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability; and, the full text of the "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities".

The Politics Of Blindness

Author: Graeme McCreath

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1894694864

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 6346

From 70 percent to 80 percent of blind Canadians have never had a job. Graeme McCreath believes now is the time to establish a system that allows the blind to achieve autonomy rather than having to rely on charity. “We can show our capabilities and push the federal government to persuade potential employers to ‘give it a try.’ We should apply for the jobs the same as everyone else and be held to the same standard.”

Intellectual Property, Trade and Development

Author: Daniel Gervais

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199684700

Category: Law

Page: 364

View: 9152

This work responds to the increasing need in many countries to better understand linkages between intellectual property, trade rules, and economic and social development, and to find new ways of implementing intellectual property rules and optimizing their effects. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the latest legal, economic, political and social research and advanced current thinking on the relationship between intellectual property and trade and development. With new chapters addressing access to educational resources and innovation in the developing world, the use of traditional knowledge as a source of innovation, and TRIPS, TRIPS Pus and Developments across the whole of South Asia, this fully updated second edition presents new insights and discussions from economists and social scientists and benefits from access to the latest metrics and analytical tools available.

Thunder Dog

The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust

Author: Michael Hingson,Susy Flory

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400203252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7208

Faith. Trust. Triumph. “I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “He is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.” George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. “My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,” the doctor continued. “He will never be able to do anything for himself.” Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael’s life. This is Roselle’s story too. —From the Introduction Every moment in Michael Hingson’s and Roselle’s lives seemed to lead up to this day. When one of four hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center’s north tower on September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson, a district sales manager for a data protection and network security systems company, was sitting down for a meeting. His guide dog, Roselle, was at his feet. Paired for twenty-one months, man and dog spent that time forging a bond of trust, much like police partners who trust their lives to each other. Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team. Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates Hingson’s lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.