Liability For The Creation And/or Distribution Of Viruses Under Belgian Law

This summary discusses the Belgian rules governing the liability for the creation and/or distribution of viruses. The creation and/or distribution of viruses can give rise to liability under civil law as well as under criminal law. The relevant provisions are Article 1382 of the Belgian Civil Code and Article 550ter of the Belgian Criminal Code.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is a virus?
What are the main types of viruses?
Is the creation and/or distribution of viruses sanctioned under civil law in Belgium?
Is the creation and/or distribution of viruses criminally sanctioned in Belgium?

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