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United States Senate Greenlights Marrakesh Treaty

The United States Senate has provided its advice and consent for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty.
The Senate also approved the treaty's implementing legislation  which will make modest adjustments to US copyright law to fully comply with the treaty.

"For more than six years, the National Federation of the Blind has worked tirelessly toward this historic day for the blind of America and the world," said Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. "We applaud the United States Senate for providing its advice and consent for ratification of the treaty. Read more...​

The World Blind Union congratulates our members in the United States for their advocacy efforts, especially Scott Labarre, Chair  of WBU Marrakesh Implementation & Ratification Campaign Committee​. WBU calls on the US House of Representatives to swiftly finalise the ratification process.​