Tanzania Accedes to the Marrakesh Treaty

Tanzania is the 68th and latest country to accede to the Marrakesh Treaty.

The Marrakesh Treaty facilitates access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled (MVT).

The Marrakesh Treaty requires that Contracting Parties shall provide in their own national copyright laws for a limitation or exception to the right of reproduction, the right of distribution, and the right of making available to the public,  to facilitate the availability of works in accessible format copies for “beneficiary persons.” The limitation or exception provided in national law should permit changes needed to make a copy of a work in an accessible format for persons with a print disability

The Treaty also requires that Contracting Parties should also provide for the exchange across borders of those accessible copies produced according to the limitations and exceptions provided in the Marrakesh Treaty, or in accordance with the operation of law.

The Treaty will enter into force, with respect to Tanzania as from 8 July 2020.

Simon Brown
Simon Brown
Partner | Trade Mark Attorney
Claire Bothma
Senior Associate | Trade mark Attorney