Are there exceptions to the reproduction right?

Yes, there are. According to the Code of Economic Law, there are three exceptions where the author cannot oppose a reproduction:

  • When short fragments of works or complete works of visual art are communicated to the public in a report on current events.
  • In the case of reproduction and public communication for advertising purposes, public exhibitions or public sales of artistic works, in so far as it is necessary for the promotion of those events.
  • When a work is quoted for the purpose of criticism, polemics, reviews, education, or in the context of scientific works. However, you do have to state the source and the name of the author.

All exceptions must be interpreted restrictively.