Abolition of the protection of scripts

From the start of the new year 2015, the Copyright Law will only protect works of an original nature which bear the personal stamp of the author. The protection of non-original scripts in the case of, for example, telephone directories, catalogues, schedules, theatre programmes and instruction manuals will be abolished. Information can be taken from these verbatim.

Country: Netherlands

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: personal stamp, original works, protection, copyright

Posted on Tuesday 23 December 2014

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