Beneficent Technology, Inc. (hereafter called “Benetech”) is the nonprofit developer and the operator of its Bookshare® service, an Internet-based book and document access service (the “Bookshare Service”) which operates under the provisions of copyright exceptions. These national copyright exceptions permit Bookshare to acquire, process and distribute otherwise copyrighted works, when distributed in specialized formats, for use only by its members who have qualifying disabilities.
Benetech represents that it is an authorized entity under 17 U.S.C. §121 of the U.S. copyright law and under the Marrakesh Treaty. Copyrighted materials are made available to Bookshare’s members under a digital rights management plan intended to restrict the use of such materials only to qualified persons, and to discourage abuse of the copyright owner’s rights.