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Maarten is an intellectual property lawyer (jurist) and information professional. He actively works towards on makes as much information, knowledge and culture openly available on the internet.

Maarten is the chair of Open Nederland, an association with over a hundred members that work on promoting open access to information, knowledge and culture. He is the representative of Creative Commons Netherlands where he provides support for everyone who wants to use the CC-licenses. He also runs a one-man consultancy called IP Squared and works as a specialist information management at the North Holland Archives.

Previously Maarten worked at Kennisland, where he was one of the architects of the original Europeana licensing framework that has become and developed the public domain determination platform

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