October 1, 2014

Netherlands: Government Report Says Dutch Libraries Cannot Lend Ebooks

From Telecompaper: Dutch libraries cannot lend e-books as part of their services, the education and culture minister has concluded in a research report on the Copyright Law, digital services and the role of public libraries. While acknowledging the issue may still face a legal challenge, the government proposes that the Copyright Law’s only exception is […]

Europe: "Loosen Up Copyright Law, Says Dutch Government"

From a Radio Netherlands Report: The YouTube generation has gained an ally in the worldwide “copyright wars.” The Dutch government wants to change copyright law so new media users can continue to do “creative remixes” of protected content. The Hague will no longer wait for the European Commission to find a compromise. [Clip] [Bent] Hugenholtz, […]

"Dutch Pass Law to Ensure Open Internet Access"

1. “Dutch pass law to ensure open Internet access” (via Reuters) The Dutch parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning telecommunications providers from charging their subscribers extra fees for Internet services such as Skype and instant messaging. The law is intended to preserve open access to the Internet at a time when some mobile operators […]