Legislative Decree Stb. 2004, 210, Law implementing E-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC); Article 6:196c Dutch Civil Code [English version]

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This law implemented the E-Commerce Directive into Dutch law, including an almost verbatim implementation of the limitations on liability of Articles 12 to 14 of the Directive. It added a new article to the Dutch Civil Code (DCC) in a section that deals with Dutch tort law. Section 6:196c DCC lists the limitations on liability subsections (1) to (4). Section 6:196c(5) indicates that the limitations on liability do not preclude the possibility of injunctions. The instruction to EU Member States that they shall not impose general monitoring obligations (Article 15 of the E-Commerce Directive) did not lead to changes in the DCC.
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Legislative Branch
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Trigger for OSP obligations
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Monitor or Filter
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General effect on immunity
Strengthens Immunity
General intermediary liability model
Notice and Notice