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23 september 1912
1938
Caféradio decision of 1938
Recitation, playing, performance or presentation in public is mentioned in Article 12(1)(4) DCA. This public performance part of penbaar maken also includes the so-called secondary public performance which takes place when a radio is played in a public place.

The Dutch cause célèbre in this respect concerned the broadcast of a performance of The Czarevitch by Franz Léhar by the Dutch Broadcasting Organization, which was played by a Mr Vergeer to the customers of his café in Rotterdam on 11 September 1935.
In its Caféradio decision of 1938, the Supreme Court ruled that the playing of a radio in a café amounts to a separate openbaarmaking, notwithstanding the fact that the (live) performance in the radio studio or concert hall and the broadcasting also amount to an openbaarmaking.
1972
the definition of the private circle was amended
1972 the definition of the private circle was amended to its present form and two new subparagraphs were added.

The other new sub­paragraph introduced in 1972 excluded from the openbaarmakingsrecht public recitations and performances which are part of non-profit public education.
The 1972 Revision and the Repro Right Regulation of 1974. The 1972 Revision of the Dutch Copyright Act split Article 17 into two distinct provisions. Private copying in the narrow sense was covered by a new Article 16b and photocopying for internal use by businesses and government agencies and educational institutions was covered by a brand new Article 17 and by an administrative regulation based on Article 16b.6.
1995
lending and the rental right were added
In 1995 the lending and the rental right were added on the basis of the Rental Right Directive (Staatsblad 1995, 653). In 1996, the Satellite and Cable Directive was implemented by the addition of Article 12.1.5 and Article 12.7 (Staatsblad 1996, 364).

The implementation of the Satellite and Cable Directive through the Implementation Act of 20 June 1996, did however result in the addition of a seventh paragraph to Article 12 of the Copyright Act, stating:
The broadcasting by satellite of a work incorporated in a radio or television programme means: the act of introducing, under the control and responsibility of the broadcasting organization, the programme-carrying signals intended for reception by the public into an uninterrupted chain of communication leading to the satellite and down towards the earth.

Where the programme-carrying signals are encrypted, there is broadcasting by satellite of a work incorporated in a radio or television programme on condition that the means for decrypting the broadcast are provided to the public by or with the consent of the broadcasting organization.
1912
introduction of the Auteurswet 1912
The introduction of the Auteurswet 1912, replacing that of 1881 which had remained in force practically unchanged for more than thirty years, and the adherence to the Berne Convention, displaying a more protective attitude
towards authors generally and answering their societal need for recognition, cannot be seen in isolation from the preceding international development in the law, moving away from liberalism towards protectionism.
1967
programming information protected
Since 1967, public broad-casting corporations have explicitly been granted protection for their radio and television programming information in Dutch media legislation by way of the geschriftenbescherming.
The current Dutch Media Act states that without authorization the repro­duction or making available of listings of programming data amounts to copyright infringement.
1985
a new Chapter was added
In 1985 a new Chapter V (Articles 45 a-g) containing special provisions regarding film production contracts was added to the Dutch Copyright Act. As part of this amendment the Berne-inspired term ‘cinematographic work’ in Article 10(1)(9) of the original Act, was replaced by the supposedly broader and more modern term ‘film work’. According to the Dutch legislature, this new term encompasses both traditional movies and television programmes as well as other audio-visual works.
The European Computer Programs Directive (Council Directive 91/52/EEC) was implemented in the Netherlands by Act of 7 July 1994, amending the Dutch Copyright Act. The amendment added a 12th category to the ‘work list’ of Article 10 DCA: ‘computer programs and preparatory materials’.
2011
customers present in a public house constitute a public
In 2011 the European Court of Justice ruled in the Premier League case that the customers present in a public house constitute a public.

198 When […] authors authorise a broadcast of their works, they consider, in principle, only the owners of television sets who, either personally or within their own private or family circles, receive the signal and follow the broadcasts.
Where a broadcast work is transmitted, in a place accessible to the public, for an additional public which is permitted by the owner of the television set to hear or see the work, an intentional intervention of that kind must be regarded as an act by which the work in question is communicated to a new.