Why musicians are not getting paid yet through Blockchain

Why are musicians not yet paid for their music through Blockchain? Recently, a student from the International Music Management program interviewed me about the possibilities for the use of Blockchain technology in the music industry. The main question is: What are the main (legal) obstacles for the application of Blockchain in the music industry? Data…

Lawyers who write remain

The lawyer who writes, remains. Really.

Can lawyers actually write? Weird question, because they are proficient in language. Complicated memos and pleading notes, ok, but what about clear texts? Ms. I Chu Chao, an independent lawyer who has her own law firm, Chao Legal, succeeds excellently in this, even in two languages (Dutch and English). Ms. Chao writes inspiringly about her…

Graphic out of business

Transfer of personal data in bankruptcy: is GDPR a blocking factor?

More bankruptcies expected due to coronavirus Every week, dozens of companies in the Netherlands go bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies is expected to rise significantly in the aftermath of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The question whether personal data may be transferred to third parties after a bankruptcy, has become increasingly relevant. The question arises: Is…

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When children meet a lawyer

40 kids, one lawyer I have given many lectures in the past 12 years, in front of management boards and on stage for large crowds. And I can tell you that a group of 40 kids, aged 8-12 years, is definitely one of the ‘toughest’ crowds you can have as a speaker. But if you…

European Copyright Directive

The new Copyright Directive: “The End of Free Internet”?

What’s up with that ‘Article 13’ and ‘Upload filter’ thing? Since 17 April 2019, we have a new European law (directive) about copyrights in Europe, let’s call it the new Copyright Directive. This new Copyright Directive did not arrive without a fight. There have been many protests, both offline and online, against the so-called ‘Article…