Centre for Internet & Society

Nirmita Narasimhan of CIS has given her reply comments to the US Copyright Office's call for comments on the proposed WIPO draft proposal to facilitate access to copyrighted works for persons who are blind or have other reading disabilities, in response to the Federal Register Notice of October 13, 2009.

The US Government had called for comments on the proposed WIPO treaty for the visually impaired shortly before the 19th SCCR to which organisations responded from different parts of the world. CIS' comments on the Treaty were also filed with the US Government and are available on their website at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/sccr/comments/2009/reply-2/

SCCR 19: CIS got the status of an accredited civil society in the recent SCCR held at Geneva from 14th-18th of December and had an opportunity to make statements on two of the issues which were being discussed there, namely on the Treaty for the blind, visually impaired and other reading disabled, proposed by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay.

Further, for submissions to the DG, WIPO by the visually impaired in India, click on http://www.visionip.org.

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