SpicyIP is given to believe that the Indian cabinet recently cleared the historical Marrakesh treaty (an international instrument that carves out a copyright exception for the disabled) for both signature and ratification. It is expected that India would do this at the SCCR meeting in Geneva, starting today. This is perhaps the first time that a treaty has been okayed for both signature and ratification at one go by the cabinet. Kudos to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for seeing this through and for all the kindred hearts that played some part in this wonderful history.
Our previous post outlining the salient features of the Marrakesh treaty can be seen here.