Open Access included in Dutch Copyright Act / IFRRO Position Paper on Open Access

On 1 July 2015, an amendment to the Dutch Copyright Act, Wet Auteurscontractenrecht (in Dutch), became effective. Based on the amendment proposed by MP Joost Taverne (pdf) (in Dutch), a condition has been included, stating that academic titles, completely or partly paid for by the government, may now be published as Open Access material by the author after a reasonable period of time. 
 
We would like to take this opportunity to remind IFRRO members of the IFRRO Position Paper on Open Access (available here), adopted in June 2005. The IFRRO Board will invite the membership at the upcoming AGM in Mexico City, on 11 November 2015, to adopt a revised version.