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Copyright. What is it? How do you acquire it? What protection does it provide?

Copyright. What is it? How do you acquire it? What protection does it provide?

Copyrights protect creative performances. Copyrights can be vested on many types of objects, such as drawings, text, representations, photos, software, house style, music, film, art and the shape of products. Copyright protection also applies on the internet. Copyright. What is it? Copyright is the creator’s right to a work that ... Read More »

Libel claims can be brought against newspaper website, publisher not merely an intermediary

Libel claims can be brought against newspaper website, publisher not merely an intermediary

On 11 September 2014 the European Court of Justice decided that libel claims can also be lodged against the publisher of newspapers that are posted online. The argument that online newspapers are merely ‘intermediaries’ that pass on information does not hold up. This dispute was prompted by a number of ... Read More »

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Additional supervision on the financial sector Various media recently reported on negative advice from the Council of State from 3 September 2014 in relation to a legislative proposal from the Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The minister’s proposal to (legally) impose disciplinary law on the financial sector was rejected by ... Read More »

Bidder in online auction not bound by error for now

Bidder in online auction not bound by error for now

On 25 June 2014 the forced sale of a business premises took place online with an ascending-bid session and descending-price session. After the starting bid had been set at € 514,000.00, the descending-price session took place, during which X agreed to the bid of € 550,000.00. Only after this did ... Read More »

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