|See also:||Fair Use, Creative Commons|
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A "copylefted" story is a story or a zine that can be copied freely.
- "Actually "copyleft" and "copylefting" are real words. They both apparently came from the early software community (70s/80s). They appear in dictionaries and are commonly used in the open source community, not-for-profit music community, online photography communities, and many others, including media fandom.
- Frequently, rather than *no copyright*, copyleft is used to mean, "I specifically give you *these rights*, but not *those rights*. *Creative Commons* is one codified set of rights that makes it easy for an author or publisher to pick and chose the rights they intend to give other readers/users/listeners of their work, and there are others, too.
- Some choices I've seen a lot include: you can copy this freely, but don't change so much as a single word; you can add-on to this, as long you attribute the beginning to the original author...etc."
Examples of use: