[Tall-Corn] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] US House of Representatives Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act
SCOTT van gorp
scott.nfbi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 04:36:32 UTC 2018
See below for an important victory.
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> From: "Danielsen, Chris via Nfb-announce via NFBNet-Members-List" <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
> Date: September 25, 2018 at 8:41:45 PM CDT
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> Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] US House of Representatives Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act
> Reply-To: "Danielsen, Chris via Nfb-announce" <nfb-announce at nfbnet.org>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> US House of Representatives Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act Treaty Now Awaits Presidential Action
> Washington, DC (September 25, 2018): The United States House of Representatives has passed the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559), which makes modest changes to copyright law that will bring the United States into compliance with the terms of the Marrakesh Treaty. The Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification of the treaty and passed the implementing legislation on June 28.
> "For almost a decade now, the National Federation of the Blind, our partners, and other advocates have worked to bring the Marrakesh Treaty into being and into force," said Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. "Today we applaud the United States House of Representatives for its passage of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act. We now urge President Trump to sign this implementing legislation, and to order the State Department to deposit the instrument of ratification with the World Intellectual Property Organization as soon as practicable. We are closer than ever to the day when blind Americans will have greater access to the world's knowledge, in many of its original languages, than we have ever had in human history."
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