Free Art License

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Free Art License
(Licence Art Libre)
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Latest version 1.3
Publisher Copyleft Attitude
Published 8 April 2007[1]
FSF approved Yes
GPL compatible No
Copyleft Yes
Website artlibre.org

The Free Art License (abbr.: FAL, French: Licence Art Libre) is a copyleft license that grants the right to freely copy, distribute, and transform creative works without the author's explicit permission.

History[edit]

The license was written in July 2000 with contributions from the mailing list <copyleft_attitude@April.org> and in particular with lawyers Mélanie Clément-Fontaine and David Geraud, and artists Isabelle Vodjdani and Antoine Moreau. It followed meetings held by Copyleft Attitude Antoine Moreau with the artists gathered around the magazine Allotopie: Francis Deck, Antonio Gallego, Roberto Martinez and Emma Gall. They took place at "Accès Local" in January 2000 and "Public" in March 2000, two places of contemporary art in Paris.[2]

In 2003, Moreau organized a session at the EOF space which brought together hundreds of authors to achieve exposure according to the principles of copyleft with this condition: "Free Admission if free work".[3] In 2005, he wrote a memoir edited by Liliane Terrier entitled Le copyleft appliqué à la création artistique. Le collectif Copyleft Attitude et la Licence Art Libre (Copyleft applied to artistic creation. The Copyleft Attitude collective and the Free Art License).[4]

In 2007, version 1.3 of the Free Art License was amended to provide greater legal certainty and optimum compatibility with other copyleft licenses.[5]

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