Australia opposes treaty to enhance access of blind people to copyright material

[ Reposted from EFA site ] Cory Doctorow is reporting that Australia is part of a group of countries that are opposing a treaty that would ensure that people with a print disability have greater access to published copyright material. The draft treaty (MS Doc; Google cache here) includes several important clauses, including: an exception[…]

DFAT briefing on the current state of ACTA

dfat, acta, copyright, enforcement, trademark, treaty Today I attended a briefing session on ACTA hosted by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). I felt it was a good meeting, and I really got the sense that DFAT were interested in public participation. There was a good deal of frustration on both sides[…]