The World Blind Union and its members and supporters in the negotiation are now concerned that that Obama Administration and the European Commission are making demands that will render the treaty far less useful, or even derail the negotiations entirely.
Beginning June 15, the World Intellectual Property Organization begins nine days of negotiations on possible copyright treaties. The first days will be spent on a proposed treaty on exceptions to copyright for persons who are blind or have other disabilities.
This week the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda charged a local businessman with breaching laws under the W.I.P.O. Treaty. Bettini is the first to face the courts since the the treaty's ratification.