These Regulations amend both the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the “1988 Act”) and the Copyright and Rights in Database Regulations 1997 (the “1997 Regulations”). Article 5(3)(b) of Directive 2001/29/EC (OJ No L167, 22.06.2001, p.10.) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights (the “Infosoc Directive”) permits Member States to provide an exception to the copyright and related rights provided under the Infosoc Directive in the case of uses, for the benefit of disabled persons, which are directly related to their disability and of a non-commercial nature. Directive 2017/1564 (OJ No L242, 20.09.2017, p.6.) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 September 2017 to approximate the laws of Members States relating to copyright and related rights (“the Directive”) requires Member States to provide exceptions or limitations to copyright and related rights for the benefit of disabled persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.
Link: The Copyright and Related Rights (Marrakesh Treaty etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
Source: Legislation .gov.uk
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