Adam Ayrton Stoner

Uncopyright

I believe copyright laws hinder the evolution of art and ideas which is why I'm uncopyrighting everything I have ever made. I hope that in uncopyrighting my work it removes barriers that traditionally prevent sharing and adaptation and empowers people to work freely.

The uncopyright license is indiscriminately applicable to everything I have made, past, present, and for future works unless explicitly indicated. That includes posts and photographs on adamstoner.com as well as everything on my social media accounts. There are no stipulations, no rules, no licensing. In short, there are no restrictions.

Generally speaking, creators appreciate being credited where possible and if you are grateful for something that somebody has shared freely, you're always welcome to gift them something in return. I quite like coffee, so perhaps you can consider buying me one of those.

Obviously, this license does not apply to things other people have made that I might be using, nor does it apply to things I have made for other people, or am one of several contributors of. If you're unsure whether something belongs to me or to somebody else, ask.

All of these ideas are stolen. In that way, they're yours as much as they're mine. — Leo Babauta

I was inspired to uncopyright my work by Leo Babauta, who has also uncopyrighted his.


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