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Collecting societies fight each other in Dutch court following Commission’s CISAC decision

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • September 29 2008

On 19 August 2008 the District Court in Haarlem handed down a preliminary injunction in a case between the collecting societies PRS (UK) and Buma (NL

Endstra’s final work? Dutch copyright: scope of protection remains very wide

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • February 4 2009

No intention to create a work is required for obtaining copyright

Certain blogs of “special character” required to moderate forum members’ posts before publication

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • March 18 2008

On 1 November 2007, the Dutch court ruled that the Dutch paedophilia association Martijn must take measures to prevent pictures of the children of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima being published on a forum on their website

Paying copyright levies for illegal copies?

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • July 1 2008

Various importers and producers of products that are subject to Dutch copyright levies have sued the Dutch collecting society (“Foundation of Home copying, “Stichting de Thuiskopie”) and the foundation that is in charge of determining the amount of copyright levies (“SONT”

Dutch regulator to open cable networks to resellers

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • July 18 2008

A draft decision issued Tuesday by Dutch telecom regulator OPTA would require cable operators in the Netherlands to open their networks on a wholesale basis to alternative providers that would resell video and other services offered by the cable companies

Publication by AFM of mandatory warning for loan advertisements

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • February 16 2009

The Dutch regulator, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), has published a warning which needs to be included in loan advertisements on television, radio, internet and all printed media as of 1 April 2009

Warning regarding loan advertisements introduced

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • April 23 2009

The AFM has introduced a mandatory warning for loan advertisements which must be used by financial enterprises to inform consumers of costs associated with loans for this purpose

CGR guidelines on comparative claims

  • NautaDutilh
  • -
  • Netherlands
  • -
  • April 21 2009

The Dutch self-regulatory body for pharmaceutical advertising, CGR, has, over the past years, developed standard case law pursuant to which comparative claims may only be made if reference is made to at least two independent comparative clinical studies that substantiate the claim

Bill before Parliament to amend the FMSA regarding television advertising and financial loans

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • -
  • Netherlands
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  • April 23 2009

MPs Blanksma-van den Heuvel (CDA) and Spekman (PvdA) have submitted a bill to reduce advertising of financial loans on television

Opinion Dutch Minister of Health on pharmaceutical advertising

  • NautaDutilh
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  • Netherlands
  • -
  • April 21 2009

On 8 April 2009, the Dutch Minister of Health provided parliament with his opinion on the evaluation of the Dutch rules on pharmaceutical advertising, as carried out in 2008