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Barrier-free policies extended to copyright

China Daily


12th May 2023


Barrier-free policies extended to copyright


China is extending the concept of a barrier-free environment beyond simply provisions for physical needs.


China has just marked the first anniversary of the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty on May 5 — the first and only human rights treaty in the field of copyright around the world — after it took effect in the nation last year.


Li Chen, a professor from the Law School of Renmin University of China, said at a forum on constructing a barrier-free environment on Thursday in Beijing that the implementation of the treaty has extended people's understanding of the barrier-free environment from only physical needs to allowing copyright exceptions for visually impaired people so they can access copyrighted books and other works.


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