Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1563986
 
 

Citations (2)



 
 

Footnotes (50)



 


 



Fair Use in The Netherlands - A Renaissance?


Martin Senftleben


VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

January 1, 2009

Tijdschrift voor auteurs, media en informatierecht (AMI), Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-7, 2009

Abstract:     
In the course of implementing the EC Copyright Directive, the Dutch legislator decided to maintain a closed system of carefully-defined copyright limitations. This decision, on the one hand, reduces flexibility in the field of limitations when compared with open systems resting on a set of abstract factors, such as the US fair use doctrine. On the other hand, it may be expected to outweigh the disadvantage of slow legislative reactions to rapid technological change by enhancing legal certainty. With Dutch courts invoking the EC three-step test to supersede the detailed domestic rules governing limitations, however, the alleged advantage of enhanced legal certainty can no longer be realized. In consequence, the Dutch limitation infrastructure is in a lamentable state. It provides neither sufficient flexibility nor sufficient legal certainty. Hence, the time is ripe to reconsider the option of introducing a fair use clause that would offer at least more flexibility.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: intellectual property, copyright, fair use, three-step test, copyright directive, flexibility, legal certainty

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: March 5, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Senftleben, Martin, Fair Use in The Netherlands - A Renaissance? (January 1, 2009). Tijdschrift voor auteurs, media en informatierecht (AMI), Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-7, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1563986

Contact Information

Martin Senftleben (Contact Author)
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.rechten.vu.nl/senftleben
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,655
Downloads: 287
Download Rank: 61,638
Citations:  2
Footnotes:  50

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo7 in 0.265 seconds