Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urba

CULC in The News

Positive movement on Marrakesh Treaty by Canadian Government

CULC/CBUC and other interested organizations, including CELA, has noted that the Government has introduced (on April 24th) a bill that will make amendments to the Copyright Act to allow Canada to accede to and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. This treaty fosters, on a global basis, equitable access to published works, and as such, aligns with the values upheld by our member libraries, and sister organizations and libraries.  

Bill C-11, “An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities),” sponsored by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, received First Reading in the House this morning, and is expected to take a few months to work its way through Parliament.   

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