Opening Art

Digging through my archives I found an unfinished license drafted for an abandoned project from 2001 which I present here for your amusement. It’s inspired by the BSD and OGL licenses. IANAL so don’t try to actually use it – you wouldn’t try to use heart transplant instructions written by an artist would you? 🙂

The Open Artwork License V1.0 (Draft)

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The following text is Copyright © 2001 Open Arts.

Copyright © <years> by <copyright holders>

The moral right of the author(s) has been asserted.

The author(s) represent that the Artwork is their original creation and/or that they have sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this license.

You are hereby granted a free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license to display, reproduce, distribute, incorporate into larger works, create derivative works from, and/or sell copies of the Artwork, and to permit persons to whom the Artwork is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright and moral rights notices and this permission notice shall be displayed and distributed with all copies or substantial portions of the Artwork.
The Artwork, or elements of the Artwork, covered by the license shall be clearly identified.

If any provision of this license is held to be unenforcable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforcable.

Open Artworks may publish updated versions of this license. You may use any version of this license with any Artwork originally distributed under any version of this license.

You may not market or advertise the artwork using the name of any copyright holder unless you have written permission from the copyright holder to do so.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ARTWORK.

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