The Court of Appeal of Brussels has ruled in favour of Reprobel in a lawsuit against Hewlett Packard (HP) Belgium.

The ruling states that publishers’ remuneration in the framework of reprography is legitimate and does not affect authors' compensation. It also maintains that the Belgian private copying model is in line with EU law as far as reproductions of sheet music and reproductions from an illegal source are concerned.

This case follows the highly controversial ECJ preliminary ruling on the Hewlett Packard Belgium / Reprobel case (C-572/13) of November 2015.

See a Reprobel press release on the matter here.