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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’appel de Bruxelles (Belgium) lodged on 14 January 2020 — Top System SA v Belgian State

(Case C-13/20)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Cour d’appel de Bruxelles

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Top System SA

Defendant: Belgian State

Questions referred

Is Article 5(1) of Council Directive 91/250/EEC 1 of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs to be interpreted as permitting the lawful purchaser of a computer program to decompile all or part of that program where such decompilation is necessary to enable that person to correct errors affecting the operation of the program, including where the correction consists in disabling a function that is affecting the proper operation of the application of which the program forms a part?

In the event that that question is answered in the affirmative, must the conditions referred to in Article 6, or any other conditions, also be satisfied?


1 OJ 1991, L 122, p. 42.