[LINK] USA, Canada and the EU attempt to kill treaty to protect blind people's access to written material

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sat May 30 11:12:34 EST 2009


On Fri, 29 May 2009 at 12:48:11 +0200 Kim Holburn wrote:
> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/05/29/usa-canada-and-the-e.html
>> USA, Canada and the EU attempt to kill treaty to protect blind  
>> people's access to written material
>> Posted by Cory Doctorow, May 29, 2009 1:52 AM
>> ... The Obama administration's negotiators have  
>> joined with a rogue's gallery of rich country trade representatives  
>> to oppose protection for blind people. Other nations and regions  
>> opposing the rights of blind people include Canada and the EU.
>>
>> Update: Also opposing rights for disabled people: Australia, New  
>> Zealand, the Vatican and Norway.

Australia joins the US among the legislatures that money can buy.
 
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David Boxall                    |  All that is required
                                |  for evil to prevail is
                                |  for good men to do nothing.
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