3rd Bachelor in Computer Graphics Design

Introduction to the royalties

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ECTS Credits2
Number of Hours (h/year)15
Teaching staffETIENNE, VĂ©ronique
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1


Aims and Objectives

The objective is to initiate students into copyright. In other words:

to discover the meaning of “copyright”,

To learn the bases of copyright (the titular, the protected works, etc.),

To make oneself familiar with some law items (economic rights, moral rights, etc.),

To be aware of the extent and the consequences of copyright (the implications in your private and professional life).


The course hold different chapters:

The mains principles of copyright.

The legal protection of computer programs.

The legal protection of databases.

The different notions of the first part will be used to open the more specific fields of the other parts.


Bertrand André, « La protection des logiciels », in Que sais-je ? PUF, Paris.

De Broglie Gabriel, « Le droit d’auteur et l’Internet », PUF, Paris, 2001.

Derclaye Estelle et Strowel Alain, « Droits d’auteur et numérique : logiciels, bases de données, multimédia », Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2001.

Loi du 30/06/1994 relative au droit d’auteur et aux droits voisins (M.B., 27/07/1994).

La Directive communautaire 91/250 du 14/05/1991 concernant la protection juridique des programmes d’ordinateur, transposée en droit belge par une loi du 30/06/1994 (M.B., 27/07/1994).

La Directive communautaire 96/9 du 11/03/1996 concernant la protection juridique des bases de données, transposée en droit belge par une loi du 31/08/1998 (M.B., 14/11/1998).

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures

Theory: lectures; However, several concrete examples from professional life will be used to illustrate the theory. These will be used to guide the students in their reflection.

Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
NotesIn part

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