Prof. Hugenholtz is a member of the Dutch Copyright Committee that advises the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands, and has acted as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the European Commission, and several national governments. He has been on international missions representing WIPO in China and Indonesia, and is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Prof. Hugenholtz is General Editor of the Information Law Series,which is published by Kluwer Law International. In 2001 he was elected a finalist in the Law category of the World Technology Awards (Wikipedia - World Technology Award#Law)
www.ivir.nl/staff/hugenholtz.html (See Publications)
www.ivir.nl/publications/hugenholtz/Intellectual_Property_and%20Innovation_Lisbon_Council.pdf, "Intellectual property and innovation: A framework for 21st century growth and jobs" (4 pages).
Everyone agrees that copyright in the European Union is in a state of crisis. But there is disagreement on what caused it and what to do about it. Rights holders generally complain that copyright law has left them defenceless against mass-scale infringement over digital networks, and call for enhanced copyright enforcement mechanisms. Authors lament that the law does little to protect their right to receive fair compensation from the copyright industries and the users of their works alike. Users and consumers accuse the copyright industries of abusing copyright, and using it as an instrument to conserve monopoly power and sustain outdated business models.