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If you have any questions, please consult our list of FAQs. You did not find the answer to your question? Contact us via our contact form. This way, your question will be treated with priority. Do you still want to reach us by phone? Until September 30th you can reach us every working day between 9.30 am and 1 pm, on 02 286 84 84.

What rights does an author have?

An author has economic rights (relating to the use of his work) and moral rights (which protect his personality).

The economic rights are:

  • the reproduction right, which includes material reproductions (CDs, DVDs, books, downloads, etc.), intellectual reproductions (translation, adaptation), rental and lending, and distribution.
  • the performing right for communicating to the public (concert, performance, broadcasting, Internet, etc.)  
  • the resale right whereby the author of a work of visual art is entitled to a percentage in the event of a public sale.

The moral rights are:

  • the right to disclose the work

            The author decides if and when the work is ‘ready’ to be published.

  • the right to authorship

            The author may claim or refuse to be recognised as the author of the work.

  • the right to respect for his work

The author may take action against any modification of his work which may harm his honour or reputation.