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Explanatory notes on MOU Concerning the Interpretation of the Right of Quotation

These explanatory notes to the MOU Concerning the Interpretation of the Right of Quotation were prepared by Martin Senftleben, Professor of Intellectual Property, VU University Amsterdam; Senior Consultant, Bird & Bird, The Hague. You may also download a PDF copy.

Preamble

The preamble reflects several fundamental considerations that lie at the core of the following guidelines.

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Interpretation of the Right of Quotation

At a meeting of stakeholders held at the European Parliament in May 2012, a number of participants indicated their support for the development of a memorandum of understanding between rights-holder representatives and consumers on a modern interpretation of the quotation limitation to copyright.