Obama supports blind in copyright debate

I don't know if you've been following this, but there has been a lot of debate lately between blind advocates and the publishing industry about the accessibility of print. It specifically revolves around cross-border sharing of documents. Which means that if a service such as Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic has an accessible copy of a book, they cannot provide it to a blind person living in Canada. Sorry, Canadians, you have to duplicate our work and make your own. Given the cost of producing accessible materials, this is ridiculous.

So, thank you, President Obama, for standing up for what is reasonable.

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