Position Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled is an important and meaningful WIPO treaty. It intends to mitigate the book famine for blind and visually impaired persons worldwide. This position paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition recommends that the EU Commission present in the foreseeable future a specific proposal for a Directive therewith mapping more concretely the specifications of Article 5(3)(b) of Directive 2001/29/EC. The aim of this position paper is to outline the basic points of such a Directive, taking into account the requirements of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty.