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.
This 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 that was posted on my now-deleted social media accounts. There are no stipulations, no rules, no licensing.
This license does not apply to:
- Things other people have made that I might be using (like photographs via Unsplash)
- Things I have made for other people (like my work at Fun Kids)
- Things I am one of several contributors of (like The Week Junior Show)
If you're unsure whether something belongs to me or to somebody else, ask. It'll save you legal fees!
Generally speaking, I appreciate a heads-up if you're using a considerable chunk of my work and I like being credited where possible: my name (Adam Stoner) and a link to my website (adamstoner.com) are preferable. None of these things, however, are mandatory.
I was inspired to uncopyright my work by Leo Babauta, who has also uncopyrighted his.
All of these ideas are stolen. In that way, they're yours as much as they're mine. — Leo Babauta