This morning the Government announced that the Marrakesh Treaty is one step closer to being ratified in New Zealand.

The Marrakesh Treaty aims to make it much easier for people to access, distribute and share a wider variety of copyrighted works in accessible formats.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith made special mention of the 653 people who responded to the Blind Foundation’s Marrakesh Treaty survey earlier this year.

The Blind Foundation would like to thank everyone who took the time to have their say on this important topic.

This feedback will help shape the next phase of work which is the preparation of a National Interest Analysis to be presented to the House for examination.

We look forward to updating you on the progress of the Treaty later in the year.

You can read the full press release on the beehive website.