Obama’s trade reps and the MPAA are killing a copyright treaty that gives rights to disabled people

Obama’s trade reps and the MPAA are killing a copyright treaty that gives rights to disabled people

Jim Fruchterman, founder of the NGO Benetech, writes in frustration from the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, where the US Trade Representative is scuttling a treaty that will help blind people and people with other disabilities access copyrighted works, largely by making the (actually rather good) US laws the standard around the world.        

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Obama’s trade reps and the MPAA are killing a copyright treaty that gives rights to disabled people

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