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

Year of Version:1994
Date of Entry into Force:August 1, 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.'
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English

Law of June 30, 1994, on Copyright and Neighboring Rights Law of June 30, 1994, on Copyright and Neighboring Rights, Complete document (pdf) [92 KB]

French

Loi du 30 juin 1994 relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins Loi du 30 juin 1994 relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins, Complete document (pdf) [94 KB] Loi du 30 juin 1994 relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins, Complete document (htm) [134 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:BE003

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