Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 20:15 UTC
Legal Here on OSNews I've already talked about various copyright related issues here in The Netherlands - obviously because I'm Dutch and live there. As a small nation, the copyright issues we face here serve as nice, comprehensible discussion starters that we can all grok. Well, we've got another one. Our own RIAA equivalent has caused quite the stir by announcing that they will start charging bloggers and social website users for embedding YouTube videos with copyrighted content. Say what?
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RE: No offence...
by sbergman27 on Wed 7th Oct 2009 22:16 UTC in reply to "No offence..."
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As title, no offence bit holland is a bit of a pushover when it comes to legislation.

As a U.S. citizen who once visited, I tend to think of the Netherlands as an island of sanity. A sort of "focus on what matters and don't worry about the rest" sort of place. Of course, it's been 17 years since my visit. And it was a short one. So my perspective is both limited, and perhaps out of date. But I still look to the Dutch with a feeling of hope for the rest of us.

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