© 1912-2012. A Century of Dutch Copyright Law

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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.

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