Open Audio License

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The Open Audio License is a free music license, created in 2001 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).[1] It provides freedom and openness of use for music and other expressive works. The EFF now encourages artists to use the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license instead of the Open Audio License, and it "designates the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license as version 2.0 of the Open Audio License."[2]

Publication of the first version of the Open Audio License spurred the creation of the original Open Music Registry to support the license and provide a directory for finding works released under the license.

External links[edit]

The following sites provide content under the Open Audio License:


  1. ^ Robin D. Gross (August 2001). "Artists & Audiences Strike a New Deal with Open Licensing of Music". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 August 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "EFF Open Audio License: Version 2.0". Electronic Frontier Foundation. June 2004. Archived from the original on 2 June 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2013.