Reproduction right

Reproduction of visual art means that you copy and publish a picture of a work of visual art. Reproduction therefore does not mean private performances within the family or as part of school activities.

In 1994 an act was passed which provides that only the author of a literary work or of a work of art has the right to reproduce the work or to have it reproduced in whichever way and in whatever form. If this author (or his heir) is a member of an authors' association, then you need approval from Sabam in Belgium.

Application and general conditions for the use of visual arts (NL) - (FR)


What are the conditions?

The conditions for approval are generally the following:

  • Respect for the integrity of the work.
  • Indication of the name of the author, the title of the work and "© Sabam Belgium 2016" under each reproduction.
  • Submission of two specimen copies of the publication to Sabam.
  • Payment of the reproduction royalties.