Armenia - Article 30

Copyright

Does your national copyright legislation contain exceptions and other special provisions for people with visual impairment?
Do these exceptions allow for making copy of a book without the publisher's permission?
Do these exceptions allow for scanning books (in particular is an individual with visual impairment allowed to scan a book for him/herself, or does a special organization have to do it?)
Do these exceptions allow for sharing books produced on accessible formats? (in particular is an individual with visual impairment allowed to share with friends books he/she scanned?)
Are there special copyright provisions regarding accessible text books and other educational material?

 

1. Does your national copyright legislation contain exceptions and other special provisions for people with visual impairment?

Article 22 - Free Use of a Work- of Armenian Law on Copyright and Related Rights of 15 June 2006 provides the following:
"1. Free use of a work shall mean the use of a work without the consent of the author and without remuneration, however with the obligatory mention of the author´s name and the origin of the work, which does not prejudice the normal exploitation of the work and legitimate interests of the author to his work.

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2. Do these exceptions allow for making copy of a book without the publisher's permission?

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h) the reproduction in Braille, or by other special ways foreseen for the blind, of a work lawfully made public, done without profit-making, with the exception of reproduction of the works created especially by such means;"

Source : www.armpatent.org/english/database/copyrights.html

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3. Do these exceptions allow for scanning books (in particular is an individual with visual impairment allowed to scan a book for him/herself, or does a special organization have to do it?)

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4. Do these exceptions allow for sharing books produced on accessible formats? (in particular is an individual with visual impairment allowed to share with friends books he/she scanned?) 

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5. Are there special copyright provisions regarding accessible text books and other educational material?

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