Paradigm shifts : global copyright politics and disability rights

Suzor, Nicolas (2014) Paradigm shifts : global copyright politics and disability rights. In Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities, 17-20 May 2014, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Governments around the world need to take immediate coordinated action to reverse the 'book famine.'

Disability rights don't conflict with 'normal exploitation' but copyright owners have been wary about all of the possible solutions to providing greater access.

The Marrakesh Treaty promises to level out some of the disparity of access between people in developed and developing nations and remove the need for each jurisdiction to digitise a separate copy of each book. It is one of the only international agreements to mandate positive exceptions and may be the start of a pardigm shift in global copyright politics, made all the more remarkable in the face of heated opposition by global copyright industry representatives. It's not a legal problem, but one of political will. Resistance comes from a conflict with ideology: exceptions should be limited and international law should set only minimum standards.

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ID Code: 78482
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: "Marrakesh Treaty", Disability, Blind, copyright
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2014 23:35
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2014 23:35

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