Marrakesh Treaty To Facilitate Access Of Published Works To Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired Or Otherwise Print Disabled (MVT 2013)

Where
United Republic of Tanzania
When
2020
Who
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access of Published Works to Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (MVT 2013) is the treaty related to copyright aiming at social development to persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled for providing them exceptions with access to books and other reading materials across boarder without the need of obtaining permission prior to usage

Access to information is a human right.

Implements the need of Tanzania to frequently ratify/sign treaties, conventions and agreements related to copyright and update the copyright laws both in mainland and Zanzibar. The result needs to assure there is no misuse on the exemption. Artists and creative people also need smooth access of published materials hence this treaty among others.
Through partnership between the Government and different CSOs including Tanzania League of the Blind (TLB), Tanzania Publishers Association (PATA), Zanzibar Association of the Blind, Tanzania Federation of Disabled Peoples Organization and the Government that is the Copyright Society of Tanzania (COSOTA), Ministry of Industry and Trade, The Copyright Society of Zanzibar (COSOZA), the Ministry of Youths, Information, Arts and Sports, Attorney General's Chambers; the Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet and Parliament approved signing of the Marrakesh Treaty in 2019.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Awareness made on the Treaty
More published accessible books
Draft bill on the amendment of the Copyright Acts prepared
More Library and schools
Signing of the Treaty, after notification to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Authors and Publishers will soon allow the VIP access to published materials in Tanzania
More distributions systems
Cooperation between CSO and Government of Tanzania and Zanzibar
More cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization and African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organization and the International Publishers Association.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF TANZANIA (COSOTA)
Public Sector
COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF ZANZIBAR (COSOZA)
Public Sector
TANZANIA LEAGUE OF THE BLIND
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
ZANZIBAR ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
MINISTRY OF YOUTH CULTURE ARTS AND SPORTS
Public Sector
SIGHT SAVERS
Private Sector
ATTORNEY GENERALS CHAMBERS
Public Sector
PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF TANZANIA (PATA)
Private Sector
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND EAST AFRICA
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO