International Perspectives on Disability Exceptions in Copyright Law and the Visual Arts: Feeling Art (Hardcover)

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By Jani McCutcheon (Editor), Ana Ramalho (Editor)
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This book provides an overview of disability exceptions to copyright infringement and the international and human rights legal framework for disability rights and exceptions. The focus is on those exceptions as they apply to visual art, while the book presents a comprehensive study of copyright's disability exceptions per se and the international and human rights law framework in which they are situated.

3D printing now allows people with a visual impairment to experience 3D reproductions of paintings, drawings and photographs through touch. At the same time, the uncertain application of existing disability exceptions to these reproductions may generate concerns about legal risk, hampering sensory art projects and reducing inclusivity and equity in cultural engagement by people with a visual impairment. The work adopts an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions from diverse stakeholders, including persons with disabilities, cultural institutions and the 3D printing industry. The book sketches the scene relating to sensory art projects. Experts in intellectual property, human rights, disability and art law then critically analyse the current legal landscape relating to disability access to works of visual art at both international and regional levels, as well as across a broad representative sample of national jurisdictions, and identify where legal reform is required.

This comparative analysis of the laws aims to better inform stakeholders of the applicable legal landscape, the legal risks and opportunities associated with sensory art and the opportunities for reform and best practice guidelines, with the overarching goal of facilitating international harmonisation of the law and enhanced inclusivity.

About the Author

Jani McCutcheon is Associate Professor in the Law School, University of Western Australia. Ana Ramalho is Copyright Counsel at Google, and Guest Assistant Professor at Leiden University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367359300
ISBN-10: 0367359308
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 28th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English