The Government has made clear which direction its policy regarding copyright infringements on the Internet is going to take. Downloading from illegal sources will be prohibited. In principle, consumers will not be targeted, but commercial internet intermediaries will. This announcement still has to be converted into a bill and enacted into law. [Read more…] about Dutch government wants to prohibit downloading from illegal sources and targets commercial internet intermediaries
Judgment in Preliminary Relief Proceedings Brein – Ziggo/XS4ALL: No Blocking of The Pirate Bay
On 19 July 2010 the Court of The Hague rendered a judgment in the preliminary relief proceedings instituted by Brein against Ziggo. Brein demanded Ziggo to shut down The Pirate Bay for its subscribers. The judge in preliminary relief proceedings rejected this claim with a remarkable argument and, therefore, in my view, an incorrect outcome.
For many years Brein has been fighting The Pirate Bay, which has been active since 2004 and is the largest BitTorrent website of the world. On this [Read more…] about Judgment in Preliminary Relief Proceedings Brein – Ziggo/XS4ALL: No Blocking of The Pirate Bay
Meta Search Engine Gaspedaal.nl Infringing
Court of The Hague, 11 February 2009, Wegener ICT Media B.V./Innoweb B.V.
After the Court had ruled in preliminary relief proceedings at the end of 2007 that the search engine Gaspedaal.nl could search and partly copy the used car offers of Autotrack.nl (and other car sites) Newsletter January 2008, the Court has now ruled in proceedings on the merits that this is no longer allowed. [Read more…] about Meta Search Engine Gaspedaal.nl Infringing
An Outing to the Beach
Judgment of the Court of Amsterdam dated 6 February 2008 (Willem-Alexander, Máxima, Amalia and Alexia versus Party)
Photographs of Máxima, Amalia and Alexia
In February 2008 the Court of Amsterdam gave a judgment in proceedings brought by Willem-Alexander, Máxima, Amalia and Alexia (the Crown Prince and his family) against the weekly Party [Read more…] about An Outing to the Beach
Security Risk for Witness against Holleeder
Photograph may not be published again in Vrij Nederland (Court of Amsterdam in Preliminary Relief Proceedings, 13 September 2007, LJN BB3558)
The weekly magazine Vrij Nederland has been giving an account of the Holleeder case and all related matters for quite some time now. Bram Zeegers was a confidant of the murdered Willem Endstra and has testified against Holleeder. [Read more…] about Security Risk for Witness against Holleeder