Are there exceptions to the reproduction right?

Yes, there are several exceptions:

  • Promotion - announcement of an exhibition: posters (badges, roll-ups, etc.), flyers, publicity (on condition that only the poster of the exhibition is used).
  • A current affairs report: if the article relates directly to the work of art mentioned.
  • Parody, pastiche, caricature: for these uses, the conditions are strictly applied.
  • For promotion - announcement, the following conditions must be met:
  • The original work must be present at the exhibition.
  • The location of the event must be clearly indicated on the medium.
  • The date of the event must be clearly indicated on the medium.
     

If the above conditions are met, no copyright royalties will be owed.

WARNING: Even if a medium is covered by the exception and no copyright royalties are owed, the artist may have to be contacted for permission (moral right):

  • if the work is overprinted;
  • if the work is incomplete;
  • if the work is linked to politics and/or religion;
  • etc.