Could Dutch newspaper Spits call the former Member of Parliament for the PVV James Sharpe ‘porn baron’ and ‘king of online porn’? That question was the reason for the preliminary relief proceedings which Sharpe initiated in 2011 against Spits. In two articles Spits jokingly used the above-mentioned terms, with which it referred to an affair around [Read more…] about Dutch newspaper Spits Wins Free Speech Case Against Former MP
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Danish artist Nadia Plesner is studying at the Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. One of Plesner’s works of art, Darfurnica (see picture on the left), is modeled after Picasso’s Guernica and expresses the artist’s surprise at the attention that is paid to nondescript celebrities like Paris Hilton, while humanitarian disasters like those in Darfur remain rather unnoticed. In the middle of the painting an African child is depicted, holding a bag. Louis Vuitton is of the view that the pattern of this bag infringes its [Read more…] about Louis Vuitton sues Danish artist Plesner in the Netherlands over depiction of bag in art work
In various TV broadcasts Vara’s program ‘Kassa’ gave attention to the large number of complaints that the Consumer Authority and the Ombudsman had received about telecom company Pretium. In the broadcast Kassa handed over a ‘few kilos of complaints’ to the State Secretary, but did not provide Pretium with a copy of these complaints. However, in the studio Pretium was given the opportunity to give a reaction, but Pretium decided not to.
As a result of the broadcasts Pretium initiated preliminary relief proceedings against the Vara. Pretium won the proceedings on most points. Partly because prior to the broadcast the Vara had not reported the fact that [Read more…] about A Few Kilos of Complaints