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The Netherlands Looks to Take the Lead in Rational Copyright Legislation

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Copyright laws are designed to protect the "fair use" of copyrighted content such as mash-ups and remixes — or they were, at least, until the advent of the dreaded DMCA Takedown Notice. The Dutch government has taken notes on America's IP failures and is reportedly looking to explicitly protect such DMCA fodder, much to the chagrin of the European Union.

Dutch Anti-Piracy Group Caught in Copyright Scandal

By Sam Gibbs on at

A Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group called BREIN has gone and messed up right-royally. It's managed to pinch a music track that a Dutch musician wrote specifically for a local film festival and has used it in tens of millions of Dutch DVDs, totalling to a sum of at least €1 million, about £860,000, in lost revenue.