BBC News had an item today about the release of Willem Holleeder. The BBC report also mentions the film “the Heineken Kidnapping” and comments on the lawsuit conducted by Willem Holleeder against the film’s producer IDTV. On that matter I have been briefly interviewed as IDTV’s attorney. Please [Read more…] about On BBC News about Holleeder’s lawsuit against Heineken Kidnapping movie
Kidnapper fails to obtain injunction prohibiting release of Dutch movie on kidnapping of Alfred Heineken
On Oct. 28, 2011, the Court of First Instance in Amsterdam delivered its full judgment in the case of Willem Holleeder v. IDTV (verdict here, in Dutch). The judgment contains important guidelines for makers of historical movies (or other works of art) that mix fact and fiction. The court also confirms the principles laid down in the recent ECHR Mosley ruling.
In 1983, Dutch beer tycoon Freddy Heineken and his chauffeur Doderer were kidnapped by a group of five men, among whom the claimant in this case, Willem Holleeder. After having been locked for three weeks in two damp cells, without heating and chained to the wall, Heineken and Doderer were freed by the police. The kidnappers escaped with EURO 13.6 million ransom money, but were eventually [Read more…] about Kidnapper fails to obtain injunction prohibiting release of Dutch movie on kidnapping of Alfred Heineken
Sex tape victim Max Mosley fails to stretch privacy law before the European Court of Human Rights
Sex Tape Leads to Struggle About Pre-Notification Right
The European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) has rendered a judgment in the Mosley vs UK case, about which we already wrote here, here and here on our MediaReport website (in Dutch). The ECHR has established that the United Kingdom has not violated the privacy rights of Mosley under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Privacy victims do not have a right to [Read more…] about Sex tape victim Max Mosley fails to stretch privacy law before the European Court of Human Rights