Belgium: Act of June 27, 2016, amending the Code of Economic Law for the Introduction of Freedom of Panorama

July 15, 2016

Belgium: The Act of June 27, 2016, amending the Code of Economic Law for the Introduction of Freedom of Panorama was published in the Official Gazette on July 5, 2016, and entered into force on July 15, 2016.

It introduces the panorama copyright exception to Article XI. 190 of Chapter 2, Title 5, Book XI of the Code of Economic Law, which allows reproduction and communication to the public of works of visual, graphic and architectural art permanently situated in public places, provided that such reproduction does not conflict with a normal exploitation of the work and does not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the author.