Commentary

52.1 Disabled persons—copies of works for personal use

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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52.1 Disabled persons—copies of works for personal use

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52 Disability

The Information Society Directive1 permits Member States to provide for an exception to the copyright and related rights provided under the Directive in the case of uses for the benefit of people with a disability, which are directly related to the disability and of a non-commercial nature, to the extent required by the specific disability. The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 20142 amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 by implementing this exception. They replace the previous exception based on the Directive, which was limited to the provision of copyright works to visually impaired persons

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