Caroline de Vries


Caroline is an associate at bureau Brandeis. Caroline’s professional focus is on information law, more particularly copyright law, the liability of intermediaries, privacy and freedom of speech. Caroline is involved in a number of groundbreaking cases concerning these topics.

Caroline obtained her law degree at the University of Amsterdam (LL.M. Information Law 2011, cum laude) and also spent one semester studying at New York University School of Law. Caroline has been a member of the Dutch Bar since 2012.

Caroline published articles on the liability of Internet intermediaries as well as the influence of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights on intellectual property law.

Recent work:
  • Taking part in litigations concerning – inter alia – the liability of internet intermediaries, the legal qualification of hyperlinks, the lending of e-books and the use of data that has been illegally collected by the NSA by the Dutch State.
  • Advising different parties in the online industry on liability-, privacy, copyright and consumer right issues, as well as drafting/amending the relevant contracts.
  • Negotiating a licensing agreement.
Companies Caroline works for:

Marktplaats, Netflix, Quote, the Dutch Publishers Association.

Journal Caroline

Court issues judgment in Svensson-case about hyperlinks

Caroline de Vries / 13 Feb 2014

Today, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered its judgment in the long-awaited Svensson-case. In short, this case concerns the question whether the placing of a hyperlink by someone other than the copyright holder constitutes…

Court of Appeals denies IP-block

Caroline de Vries / 28 Jan 2014

Today, the Court of Appeals of The Hague rendered its judgment in the appeal of internet service providers XS4ALL and Ziggo against anti-piracy organization BREIN. In first instance, the District Court allowed Brein’s claims: an…

Advocate General issues Opinion in website blocking case

Caroline de Vries / 28 Nov 2013

On November 26, 2013  Advocate General Cruz Villalón issued his Opinion in the UPC Telekabel-case pending before the European Court of Justice. The Advocate General takes the view that it is incompatible with EU law to…