Belarus - 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 the Work without Author's Consent and without Payment- of the Byelorussian Law on Copyright and Adjacent Rights No. 194-3 of August 11, 1998, as amended up to the Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 396-Z of July 14, 2008 states:
"The following is allowed without consent of the author and without payment of the reward, but with mandatory indication of the author of the work and source of borrowing:
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reproduction of legally promulgated works by a relief-dot font or other special ways for the blind, except for the works specially created for such ways of reproduction;"
Source : http://law.by/work/EnglPortal.nsf/6e1a652fbefce34ac2256d910056d559/7e18184c14ae0e6bc2256dec0042400c

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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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