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Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (of June 30, 1994)

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Year of current version:1994
Date of entry into force of original text:August 1994
Date of Text (Enacted):June 30, 1994
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:The notification by Belgium to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Law concerns suspension proceedings in the areas with which it deals. It allows holders of rights to obtain promptly an order suspending certain disputed practices without any obligation to bring separate proceedings regarding the substance of the case. It also deals with action for damages. Articles 80 to 86 of the law lay down the criminal provisions concerning the offence of infringement of copyright.'
Available Texts: 
English

Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (of June 30, 1994) Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (of June 30, 1994), Complete document (pdf) [194 KB]

French

Loi relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins (du 30 juin 1994) Loi relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins (du 30 juin 1994), Complete document (pdf) [195 KB] Loi relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins (du 30 juin 1994), Complete document (htm) [120 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:BE003

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