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Public Domain Day BE 2019

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Royal Library of Belgium

4 Boulevard de l'Empereur

1000 Bruxelles

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The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. Those rights may have expired, been forfeited, expressly waived, or may be inapplicable. Professionals in the heritage sector want to fulfil their mission towards opening up their collections to the taxpayer but are often prevented in doing so by confusing IP legislation.

Public Domain Day BE 2019 is a project of the Royal Library of Belgium, PACKED vzw, Constant vzw, Plus-tôt Te laat and Cinema Nova with the goal of raising awareness about the public domain and to concretely make out-of-copyright heritage collections freely available to the citizen for reuse. The event on monday the 21st of january invites a range of speakers from the heritage sector and (creative) reusers alike to talk about their practice with opening up or reusing collections. The event is targeted specifically at members of the heritage sector in order to learn and exchange,

The event is followed on saturday the 26th of january by a Wikipedia writing-session at the Royal Library for heritage enthusiasts from the public as well as heritage professionals. At a later date (t.b.c.) Cinema Nova will host screenings and an exhibition of new creative works based on the works of director Jacques Feyder (in public domain starting 2019) by Constant vzw and Plus-tôt Te laat.

Speakers will present in english!

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Location: The Royal Library of Belgium, Royal Sky Room I




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