© 1912-2012. A Century of Dutch Copyright Law 22/07/2012 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment Print This Post International Copyright Conference, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam, 31 August 2012 In 2012, the Dutch Copyright Act (the “Auteurswet”) will celebrate its centenary. The Act of 1912 is one of the world’s oldest “living” acts in the authors’ rights tradition. This conference will look at the characteristic elements of the Dutch Act from an international perspective. Four of the world’s most prominent experts on international and European copyright will query what the world of copyright may or may not have learned, or may yet learn, from the Dutch legislative experiment. Each presentation will be followed by a comment by a Dutch expert. In preparation for the conference, 16 scholars on Dutch copyright have agreed to write extensive papers on distinct aspects of the Dutch Act. These papers will be collected into a book to be published by DeLex and officially launched at the conference. Speakers include Francis Gurry, World Intellectual Property Organization director general, and professors: Bernt Hugenholtz, Paul Goldstein, Willem Grosheide, Frank Gotzen, Jaap Spoor, Lionel Bently, Dirk Visser, Thomas Dreier, Martin Senftleben, Antoon Quaedvlieg, and Jacqueline Seignette. Participation fee is €475 (excl. 19% BTW/VAT). Event details are available here. Related Articles: French Minister Says HADOPI Law A 21st Century Reality Copyright Summit: Collaboration And Protection: Digital Management For The 21st Century Development In Indian IP Law: The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 "© 1912-2012. A Century of Dutch Copyright Law" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.