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Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Free Art Licence.
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What is the Free Art Licence (FAL) ?
The Free Art Licence (FAL) is a contract applying the “copyleft” concept to the work of art. It allows anyone (as a person or a legal entity), provided of respecting its rules, to copy, distribute, modify or use an artistic creation. You can use it for business or for a free personal use, but everyone must be able to copy, distribute, modify the results of your work as well.
The FAL birthed just after the Copyleft Attitude meeting, in jully 2000 at “Accès Local” and “Public”, two modern art places in Paris. The main work has been done by the members of the email@example.com mailling list, like the lawers Mélanie Clément-Fontaine and David Geraud or the artists Isabelle Vodjdani and Antoine Moreau. The English translation of the license has been written by Antoine Schmitt and Tina Horne, with review from other members of the Copyleft Attitude community, and it is featured in Simon Stokes’ book “Art and Copyright”.
You can find the French original version at artlibre.org. Translations are available in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
This licence is linked to the French laws because it appeared in France, but is also valid in every country which signed the Berne convention (it gives a legal international norm protecting the literary and artistic “property”).
What does the Free Art License allow ?
The following is just a summary of the FAL, you have to read the entire text in order to understand what it really involves. Using an artwork under the FAL means you have completly read and understood the license.
With any artwork explicitly under the FAL, you are allowed to :
- make as many copies as you desire, for anybody, even for a personal or business use;
- modify a copy, translate it, adapt it, include the whole or part of it in an other work;
- distribute (or have someone distribute) these copies or you own work based on them, for free or not.
You need not pay anything to the author, unless you have a contract with him/her. Obviously, any contract must be done in accordance with the FAL specifications.