Copyright Amendment changes a model for future reform

The Copyright Agency welcomes the passing of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 by the Australian Parliament. The passage of the Bill means it will be even simpler for students to access a huge range of content, libraries will be able to exhibit more material to the Australian public and people […]

Marrakesh provides even greater access for visually impaired

The Copyright Agency welcomes the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works to Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities, which comes into effect today. CEO Adam Suckling says, “This is a really positive step for people with visual impairment and Australia’s early ratification of the Treaty in December 2015, shows this country’s […]

WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired

In June 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is convening a Diplomatic Conference to conclude a treaty to facilitate access to content by the visually impaired. Australia has world-leading copyright provisions to assist the visually impaired. Copyright Agency is appointed by the Australian Government to manage the statutory licence that allows the making of […]

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Image Credit: Shireen Taweel, Devices for Listening, 2020. Photo by Document Photography.

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