Definition of Free Cultural Works

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The Definition of Free Cultural Works is a definition of free content put forth by Erik Möller[1] and published on the website freedomdefined.org.

The first draft of the Definition of Free Cultural Works was published 3 April 2006.[2] Richard Stallman, Lawrence Lessig, Angela Beesley[3] and others helped the project. The 1.0 and 1.1 versions were published in English and translated into some languages.[4]

The Definition of Free Cultural Works is used by the Wikimedia Foundation.[5] In 2008, the Attribution and Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons licenses were marked as "Approved for Free Cultural Works".[6] Afterward, Wikipedia migrated to using both the GNU Free Documentation License and the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

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  1. ^ "History - Definition of Free Cultural Works". Freedomdefined.org. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Revision history of "Definition" - Definition of Free Cultural Works". Freedomdefined.org. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  3. ^ "History - Definition of Free Cultural Works". Freedomdefined.org. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Definition of Free Cultural Works". Freedomdefined.org. 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  5. ^ "Resolution:Licensing policy". Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  6. ^ "Approved for Free Cultural Works". Creative Commons. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 

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