March 16, 2018

U.S. Chamber Statement on Introduction of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act

GIPC Vice President Patrick Kilbride released the following statement today in response to the introduction of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act:

“For too long, the blind and visually impaired have faced unique challenges in accessing published works in accessible formats. The implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty will help those with print disabilities gain access to copyrighted material in formats they can use, like Braille and large print, so they can unlock important educational, informational, and recreational opportunities.

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds efforts by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, Ranking Member Diane Feinstein, and all original bill cosponsors to implement the Marrakesh Treaty to remove unnecessary barriers and better allow every eligible person to enjoy published works around the world.”

The Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center is working around the world to champion innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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