Own-it | Intellectual Property Know-How for Creative Businesses



Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

'Copyleft' was coined by artist Ray Johnson to describe his appropriation of images that he then distributed in a non-commercial manner as mail art or as gifts. The phrase has been adopted, particularly by Free Software developers, to name adaptive use of copyright law.

The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew of Arts Council England.

Photo credit: Valerie Everett


Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.


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