CrimethInc. N©! license

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The CrimethInc. N©! license is a share-alike anarchist public copyright license with restrictions of use based on anti-statism and anti-corporatism. The terms of use were written by the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective and included in some of their works such as the group's "cookbook", Recipes for Disaster.[1] The license allows any person acting in good faith to use the content in any way to better the world. It expressly prohibits the work to be used by any corporation or government body.



The publishers, the notorious CrimethInc. ex-Workers' Collective, humbly put this book and all its contents at the disposal of those who, in good faith, might read, circulate, plagiarize, revise, and otherwise make use of them in the course of making the world a better place.

Possession, reproduction, transmission, excerpting, introduction as evidence in court and all other applications by any corporation, government body, security organization, or similar party of evil intent are strictly prohibited and punishable under natural law.

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Restrictions are sometimes applied in copyleft licenses to attempt to control use of the work. For example, the Hacktivismo Enhanced-Source Software License Agreement or HESSLA, produced by Hacktivismo (a group that promotes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights), is an open source license that prohibits use or modification that would violate human rights or introduce features that spy on the user into software distributed under its terms. Similarly, End User License Agreements sometimes put restrictions in place against the use of software for the production of nuclear weapons (such as in Apple's iTunes EULA) but these may be related to cryptography export controls.[2]

Creative Commons features a NonCommercial license which states that licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only for noncommercial purposes. The N©! anarchist license goes beyond restricting commercial use of the works but all use of the work by any corporate body.

As the N©! anarchist license has been applied to books and publications, and may be considered a documentation license as opposed to the HESSLA's use as a software license or the Licence Art Libre for works of art.

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