WIPO organises first cross-border book transfer following the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty

On 30 September, WIPO performed the first ever cross-border book transfer using the services of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) in which IFRRO participates. The transfer was a symbolic gesture to mark the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty, which allows cross-border transfer of accessible format copies between parties to the Treaty without the legal obligation to request permission from the copyright owners. 
 
Canada and Australia have both ratified the Marrakesh Treaty, and the transfer took place between the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and Vision Australia.
 
IFRRO welcomes the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty as expressed recently by Olav Stokkmo here