Landing place on Sint Eustatius (1913):

Two for one? KR21 recommends that the Netherlands abolishes its ‘spare’ copyright act

The Netherlands has not one, but two, copyright Acts. One that is applicable to the European Netherlands and is compliant with EU law and a second act that is applicable solely to the Caribbean Netherlands, the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius (‘Statia’), and Saba (known collectively as the BES). KR21 has recommended to the Dutch government to abolish the Act that is specific to this small region of the country and to apply the European Netherlands’ Act to the BES, as the current situation is limiting access to information, knowledge and culture for the inhabitants of this part of the Netherlands. …

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