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Fyler, Celebrating Ten Years of the Marrakesh Treaty

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Celebrating Ten Years of the Marrakesh Treaty

September 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. eastern time

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This event celebrated the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.

The U.S. Copyright Office cohosted this event with the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. The leaders of these organizations discussed their personal knowledge of the development of the treaty and shared their understanding of its relevance and impact domestically and internationally.


  • Shira Perlmutter, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Jason Broughton, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

Nancy Weiss, one of the members of the 2013 U.S. Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference where the Marrakesh Treaty was adopted, moderated the discussion panel.

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