New Copyright Contract Law aims to improve position of authors and performing artists
Mon 14 Sep 2015, 23:43

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.