Addendum

Lidia Joanna GERINGER de OEDENBERG


EUROPEAN GROUP
S/D
COUNTRY
Poland

NATIONAL GROUP
Bezpartyjna

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
99%
276 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
98%
10102 out of 10253 votes during the mandate.

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A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 1
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 2
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 7
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 26
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 3
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 19
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 21/1
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 21/2
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 21/3
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 22
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 4
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 23
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 27/2
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - § 27/4
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 28
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 29
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 30
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Am 31
A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri - Résolution
B8-0477/2017 - Am 1
B8-0477/2017 - Am 2
B8-0477/2017 - Résolution
RC-B8-0464/2017 - § 10/2
A8-0170/2017 - Eduard Kukan, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică et Eider Gardiazabal Rubial - Am 106
A8-0097/2017 - Max Andersson - Am 33
A8-0102/2017 - Max Andersson - Am 32
A8-0225/2017 - Michael Theurer - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance - Am 1
A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance - Am 2
A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance - § 28/1
A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance - § 28/2
A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance - § 96
A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance - § 97
A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance - Résolution
A8-0226/2017 - Younous Omarjee - Résolution


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0097/2017)
Permitted uses of certain works and other protected subject-matter for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled

There are up to 30 million people with visual impairment in Europe based on the findings of European Blind Union. Even though the technology is widely available, only between 7% and 20% of published books are issued in formats tailored to the needs of blind and partially sighted people in Europe.
This proposal we adopted today in the plenary of the European Parliament will unify the EU rules with the Marrakech Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. Mainly, it simplifies the use of certain copyright protected content without the authorisation of the right holders for blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled people. Furthermore, the proposal eliminates the obstacles to circulation of the accessible format copies within the internal market.
I am glad that the suggestion to include e-Books in the definition of protected work was incorporated in the report issued by the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI). After the adopted proposal on extending lower VAT rates on electronically distributed copies, it is another important step in this year to secure access to information for disabled people.

Date issued: July 6, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0102/2017)
Cross-border exchange of accessible format copies of certain works and other protected subject-matter for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled

The obligations for the EU under the Marrakesh Treaty involve, among others, eliminating the obstacles to circulation of accessible formats for blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled people. The provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty aim to facilitate participation in cultural, economic and social life and equalise opportunities. Furthermore, this treaty is an important step in order to recognise at the international level the need to increase the number of materials in accessible formats such as Braille, audio-books or large prints.
The adopted proposal will introduce a mandatory exception to copyright rules that allows beneficiary persons and organisations to make copies and to disseminate them across the EU and third countries that also signed the Treaty. I welcome this initiative as an another important step in a fight against a ‘book famine’ around the globe. Furthermore, the adopted proposal enhances the rights of people with disabilities to ensure their independence, social and employment integration as anchored in the Article 26 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Date issued: July 6, 2017