New Copyright Contract Law aims to improve position of authors and performing artists

A new Copyright Contract Act entered into force in the Netherlands on 1 July 2015. Its objective is to improve the contractual position of authors and performing artists. These provisions are mandatory law and cannot be waived, which means that circumvention by an explicit choice of foreign law is not possible. The provisions on non-use and on unreasonably onerous clauses, which are voidable, apply retroactively.

Country: Netherlands

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Netherlands, authors and performing artists, IPR, copyright

Posted on Monday 14 September 2015

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