Georgia - 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 23 –Exploitation of the work without consent of the author and without paying him the royalty- of Georgian Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights of 22 June 1999, as amended on 5 December 2000, provides the following:
"It is permitted, without consent of the author or other holder of the copyright, and without payment of the royalty but with obligatory indication of the author's name of the used work and of the borrowed source, to do the following:
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(f) reproduction of the lawfully published work with relief-dotted print, or of other special means for the blind, with the exception of the works specially created for such methods of use."
Source: www.wipo.int/clea/en/text_html.jsp?lang=EN&id=1762

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

Yes
Author's name and source must be acknowledged.

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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?)

No restriction found

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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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