Marrakesh Notification No. 12
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

Ratification by Australia

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of Australia, on December 10, 2015, of its instrument of ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, adopted at Marrakesh on June 27, 2013.  The said instrument contained the following declaration:

- "Under paragraph 4 of Article 4 of the Treaty, [that] limitations and exceptions applying to authorized entities, as defined in Article 2(c), provided for in Australia's national copyright law in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 4 shall be confined, for Australia, to works which, in the particular accessible format, cannot be obtained commercially under reasonable terms for beneficiary persons".

The date of entry into force of the said Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 18 of the said Treaty.

December 10, 2015