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Le copyleft appliqué à la création hors logiciel. Une reformulation des données culturelles ?

Abstract : Copyleft is a legal notion stemming from the free software movement which, while observing the author's rights, allows copying, spreading and transforming works and forbids the exclusive enjoyment of them. It is the Free Software Foundation's GNU project, initiated by Richard Stallman, with the first free copyleft license for software: the General Public License. Our research deals with copyleft applied to non-software creation such as we have initiated it in 2000 with the Free Art License. Through our practicing it and noticing its effects, we raise questions about the status of the author in the digital age. We discover a history, a history of art, which is not determined by an end anymore but leads on to infinite creations made by an infinity of artists, both minor and consequent. We observe that copyleft is not an ordinary creation process, but a decreation process. It asserts, negatively and through the flaws, not negation or failure, but the beauty of a gesture graciously offering itself. This gesture combines ethics and aesthetics, it is « es-ethical ». We understand that with copyleft, technique serves a politics of « hyper-democratic » opening as seen in the Web's hypertext structure which punches holes through pages and opens onto otherness. It is about articulating the singular and the plural in an ecosystem preserving the common good from the passion of power. A broadened economy exceeds, without negating it, the sole market. Copyleft works assert that political and cultural reality where art forms the freedom common to all and to each.
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Antoine Moreau. Le copyleft appliqué à la création hors logiciel. Une reformulation des données culturelles ?. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Nice - Sophia-Antipolis, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-02276546⟩



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