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Wikimedia Belgium Advocacy

Promoting for free knowledge


This is the Freedom of Panorama campaign page of the Wikimedia Belgium working group on public policy. After the #saveFoP campaign targeted at the European Parliament in 2015, three of the parties (VLD, N-VA, CD&V) forming the Belgian Federal Government took up the issue to introduce this copyright exception in Belgium.




  • 26.11.2015 Proposal made to the Federal Parliament
  • 01.12.2015 Distribution of proposal to members
  • 13.01.2016 Peter Dedecker (N-VA) added as author


  • Authors of legislative proposal:
    • Frank Wilrycx (Open Vld)
    • Griet Smaers (CD&V)
    • Patricia Ceysens (Open Vld)
    • Vincent Van Quickenborne (Open Vld)
    • Leen Dierick (CD&V)
    • Peter Dedecker (N-VA)
  • Rapporteur: Benoît Friart (MR)
  • Responsible Committee composition
    • President and Vice-Presidents
  • Kris Peeters, Minister for Economy
  • Alexander de Croo, Minister for the Digital Agenda
  • Federal Council on IP

Information material[edit]

  • FaQ