NL: Lending rights. Court of Appeal The Hague (Leenrecht / VOB)

Kluwer Copyright Blog
September 2, 2011

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Court of Appeal The Hague, 28 June 2011,  Stichting Leenrecht v. VOB

Lending rights. Plaintiff, the Dutch Association for Lending Rights, argues that an extended loan of library books should be considered a new loan and that therefore public lending rights are due. The Court of Appeal The Hague disagrees and concludes by referring to the rental and lending right directive that an extension cannot be considered to be a new communication to the public. The extension is part of the original loan, not a new loan and payment of a new remuneration for the extension period is therefore not due.

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A summary of this case will be posted on soon.