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bureau Brandeis can be described as a Dutch boutique lawfirm, specialised in complex litigation. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm and Hans Bousie, partners at bureau Brandeis, have thorough knowledge of media and entertainment law.

The firm is regularly appointed by clients from the film and television, book and music industries, as well as clients undertaking online activities in the field of media law. Because of their experience in this field and in areas such as technology, privacy and data security, lawyers at bureau Brandeis have been involved in the most important digital initiatives in the Dutch entertainment industry.

The team combines thorough knowledge of copyright and competition law. Working on developments of new digital business models in the field of media law, bureau Brandeis has set up a legal framework for sharing eBooks on one single platform – called LeesID – for CPNB (a body on collective promotion of books in the Netherlands).

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Advised Unieboek on setting up an eBook platform which allows users access to an unlimited number of eBooks for a monthly contribution

Litigated on behalf of the national publisher’s association (NUV) about the resale of “second-hand”

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eBooks (by Tom Kabinet). On the questions whether hyperlinking to copyrighted material under certain circumstances falls under right of communication to the public.

Litigated on behalf of Sanoma about hyperlinking to unpublished photographs, to be included in Playboy Magazine. This case is now before the Supreme Court.   


Bureau Brandeis

Apollolaan 151​

10​77​ ​AR​ Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)20 7606 505

F: +31 (0)20 7606 555 

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