Evaluation of the Dutch Copyright Contract Act

Evaluation of the Dutch Copyright Contract Act

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Summary

The Dutch Copyright Contract Act, which entered into force on 1 July 2015, aims to strengthen the contractual position of authors and performers vis-à-vis the exploiters of their works. A secondary objective, which is mainly reflected in the statutory rights to a fair remuneration, is to strengthen the earning possibilities of independent authors and performers when works are successfully exploited.

This study presents the results of this evaluation, for which a combination of research methods has been applied. Apart from conducting interviews with practitioners (authors and exploiters from the most relevant sectors, lawyers and other expert stakeholders), the relevant legislative history, jurisprudence, (grey) literature, policy documents, parliamentary papers and position papers of stakeholders have been analysed. Furthermore, an inventory and analysis was made of the complaints handled and submitted to the dispute resolution committee to date, and of the case law known to the researchers in which the Copyright Contract Act played a role. Finally, available model and standard contracts and contracts used in practice were examined.

Publication data

Author(s):
Gompel, S.J. van, Hugenholtz, P.B., Poort, J.P., Schumacher, L.D., Visser, D.J.G.
Organization(s):
University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law, University Leiden, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law
Year of publication:
2020

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