Accessible Publishing and the Marrakesh Treaty – Are You Ready?

Accessible Publishing and the Marrakesh Treaty – Are You Ready?

14 Mar 2019, 14:30 - 15:30

The Faculty
Language:
English

The Marrakesh Treaty allows for copyright exceptions to facilitate the creation of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works for visually impaired persons. It sets a norm for countries ratifying the treaty to have a domestic copyright exception covering these activities and allowing for the import and export of such materials. The treaty has now entered into force in the UK and changes to the UK’s Copyright Law have been made which publishers will need to comply with.

 

This session will briefly explain these legal changes and the obligations to publishers alongside showcasing best practice from publishers and other organisations on how to ensure your publishing processes are compliant with the new law.  We will also hear from a representative from “Inclusive Publishing” announcing the results of their recent survey on the progress we have made as a global industry in our work towards publications that can be enjoyed by all readers.

 

This session is aimed at publishers and distributors of content. Whilst the session will focus on the UK law, the principles of the Marrakesh Treaty will be applicable to WIPO member countries and therefore the case studies will be relevant to all publishers worldwide.

 

This seminar is sponsored by Publishers' Licensing Services - Collective licensing and rights management services for UK publishers.

Contributors

  • Emma House

    Chairperson

    Deputy CEO

    Publishers Association

    Emma House is the Deputy CEO of the Publishers Association (PA) in the UK, having spent 10 years at PA. Previously Emma was Head of International...

  • Sarah Hilderley

    Speaker

    Communications

    Inclusive Publishing

  • Astrid DeRigger

    Speaker

    Head of Global Custom Publishing

    Macmillan Education

  • Martin Klopstock

    Speaker

    Digital Operations Director

    Kogan-Page

  • Arthur Thompson

    Speaker

    Accessibility Lead

    Kogan-Page

  • Susanna Skinner

    Speaker

    Digital Content Manager (ebooks)

    HarperCollins

  • Alistair McNaught

    Speaker

    Subject Specialist

    Accessibility at JISC

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