Intellectual property

ACTA, expression of concern

We, members of the Labtolab network, have become convinced that the measures evoked by the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA*) will make our work harder, less efficient and sometimes even (...)

Acta, information mailing list

As a follow-up to the Expression of Concern regarding ACTA, a mailing list has been created to spread new information about the Agreement. It will also be the place to exchange ideas for action (...)

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

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

Cartography as a common good

Cartography as a common good is a contribution by Rafaella Houlstan-Hasaerts (La Cambre) and Nicolas Malevé, member of Constant, to the book Human Cities, Celebrating Public Space, edited by (...)

Constant @ Journées du libre

At the occasion of the yearly festival ’Journées du Libre’, Constant invited art- and design professors to discuss the way Free, Libre and Open Source Software and Open Content licenses function in (...)

Copy.cult

Copy.cult provides news and pointers towards various aspects of the culture of the copy.

Culture: (un)common good

In the framework of the yearly meeting day of the Pulse Transition network Culture, Femke Snelting and An Mertens will organise a workshop about ’Digital Commons’. Participants will discover (...)

Death of the Authors @ Print Error / Jeu de Paume

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 (...)

Free Furniture!

Tuesday 3 may we toast to Free Furniture! Mathieu Gabiot designed and constructed a large working table and three bench-variants that fit the many different working habits of the Constant (...)

Happy New Year! Happy Public Domain Day!

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 (...)

Happy New Year! Happy Public Domain Day!

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 (...)

Happy Public Domain 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 (...)

Happy Public Domain Day

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 (...)

Le Petit Prince au pays des Hackers

Peter Westenberg is invited in the basement of La Quadrature du Net in Paris, where he is asked to SYMBOLICALLY scan his book of St Exupéry’s Petit Prince using their Open and DIY Bookscanner. It (...)

Mapping the Connections

Constant member Laurence Rassel will lecture in this conference which is presented by The American University Washington College of Law’s Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law, Program on (...)

Nova: Intellectual property & alternatives

Constant member Nicolas Malevé will lead the discussion on intellectual property and piracy in Nova with: Florent Latrive: journalist of Libération and author of the book ’Du bon usage de la (...)

Open Content

A workshop conducted by Nicolas Malevé in the framework of Becoming.be organized by Cargo vzw, on collaborative practices of creation.

Open Source Furniture - first release

Last spring Mathieu Gabiot designed and made 5 pieces of furniture for the Constant workplace. He conceptualized a large working table, 4 benches (in three variations) and a light fixture. The (...)

Public Domain Day 2015

The Public Domain Day is celebrating works of art which enter into the public domain because their copyrights have expired. These works can be freely enjoyed, used, changed, republished by (...)

Public Domain Day 2016

Copyright is an important tool that allows to protect the creation and distribution of creative works. But Public Domain is also essential because it makes free access to these works possible. (...)

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 (...)

Rollmops

Rollmops is a distribution dedicated to the creation and distribution of web content.

Share your story!

An Mertens, member of Constant, contributes with an article to Verz!n (jaargang 6,3), a magazine about writing for amateur authors. She develops the idea why it could be interesting for amateur (...)

Stitch And Split

Stitch and Split explores the joint, the interstices, between these two registers which might be considered opposed, science and fiction, and their reciprocal contamination. Science fiction as a (...)

The Death of the Authors - 1943 @ Brussels Poetry Fest

"The Death of the Authors - 1943, a botopera’ will be performed again in Wiels on Friday 11th September as the opening act of the Brussels Poetry Fest. The installation will be on show in Wiels (...)

The Death of the Authors, 1943

Fats Waller, Nicolas Tesla, Beatrix Potter and Sergei Rachmaninov are some of the many artists who have left this world during the second world war, in 1942. Their works entered the public domain (...)

Worksession

In collaboration with Medialab Prado Constant organises the worksession ’Objects in Common’ as the final event in a series that started in 2015 with ’Funcionamientos: Objects in Common and Diverse (...)