Public Domain Day

On the first of January new works enter into the public domain because their copyrights have expired. This means the works can be re-used in new works of art, they can be changed and re-published.
Worldwide, this The Public Domain Day is celebrated on the first of January.

In Brussels, the Public Domain Day is celebrated by a yearly event that is organised by Constant, CRIDS(Centre de Recherche Informatique et Droit, FUNDP Namur), Cinema Nova and the Royal Library of Belgium.


Related events

Death of the Authors @ Print Error / Jeu de Paume

2014
The work by Constant, The Death of the Authors/edition 1941, is on show in the virtual gallery of Jeu de Paume during the exhibition ’PRINT ERROR/ PUBLISHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE’ curated by (...)

Happy Public Domain 2014!

2014
Each year, as of January 1, thousands of works enter into the public domain, 70 years after the death of their authors. The period of protection by copyright expires, and the works become a (...)

Locating the text

2013
The Death of the Authors, 1941 edition will be part of the virtual gallery in the exhibition "Les littératures numériques d’hier à demain", organised by the Electronic Literature Organisation in the (...)

Happy Public Domain Day

2013
An afternoon focussing on Public Domain works and the problems of institutional digitisation. As the event will be in French and Dutch, please read the full program there. A collaboration with (...)

Happy New Year! Happy Public Domain Day!

2013
Our best wishes for 2013 to everyone who reads this message, supports us, inspires us, works with us! Our wishes are enriched by the impressive wealth of knowledge, information and beauty that (...)

COPYRIGHT TA GRAND-MERE ET PARTAGE LE RESTE (La propriété intellectuelle en Panik)

2012
Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe was part of this radio series on copyright and free licenses. You can re-listen to the broadcasting here: http://www.radiopanik.org/spip/Les-droits-d-auteur-a-la

Happy New Year! Happy Public Domain Day!

2012
Our best wishes for 2012 to everyone who reads this message, supports us, inspires us, works with us! Our wishes are enriched by the impressive wealth of knowledge, information and beauty that (...)