3rd Bachelor in Computer Graphics Design

Introduction aux droits d'auteur

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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.

- Law of 30/06/1994 concerning to copyright (M.B.,27/07/1994).

 - The communal right 91/250 of 14/05/1991 concerning the legal protection of computer programs, traduced in Belgian right by the law of 30/06/1994 (M.B., 27/07/1994).

-The communal right 96/9 of 11/03/1996 concerning the legal protection of databases, traduced in Belgian right by the law of 31/08/1998 (M.B., 14/11/1998).

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
NotesIn part

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