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Copyleft

  • By: Ken Friedman
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Copyleft is a license granting general permission to copy and reproduce intellectual property—most commonly software, but also writings or other creative content. The term “copyleft” was coined by computer scientist Richard Stallman to reverse the idea of copyright.

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