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
FSF approved Yes
GPL compatible No
Copyleft Yes

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.


The license was written in July 2000 with contributions from the mailing list <> 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.

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".[1] 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).[2]

In 2007, version 1.3 of the Free Art License was amended to provide greater legal certainty and optimum compatibility with other copyleft licenses.[3]


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