Azerbaijan - 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 19 -Use of a Work for informational, scientific, educational and other purposes- of Azeri Law on Copyright and Related Rights as entered into force on 8 October 1996 states:

"The following shall be authorized without the author's consent and without payment of remuneration, but provided that the name of the author whose work is used and the source of the borrowing are mentioned:
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6. the reproduction in Braille or by other special means for the benefit of the blind, done without gainful intent, of lawfully disclosed works, with the exception of works created especially for such means of reproduction."

Source:http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/files/30319/11422428463az_copyright_1996_en.pdf/az_copyright_1996_en.pdf
 

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

Yes.

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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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