In contrast with general opinion, copyright does not only involve paintings, books or music, in short art. The criterion for copyright protection is not artistic value, but originality. In order to obtain copyright protection it is not required to file an application. According to the Dutch Copyright Act, copyright protection is obtained by the sole creation of a work. This is an advantage because there are no formalities that have to be complied with or any procedures that have to be followed.

On the other hand this may cause uncertainty when a copyright is being disputed and therefore the existence thereof must be proved.

When you require further information we will be more than happy to be advise you in more detail.