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In short, Scribus Templates belong to everyone, not a priviledged few - and we want to make sure we can keep this promise. We specifically request that you do not use the templates to create a similar website or service.
Free Art is a copyleft license that preserves the right to use, copy, distribute and modify copies of works including for commercial purposes while preventing misappropriation and exclusive possession by requiring that changes made be subject to the same (or a compatible) license.
Compliance to the license involves copy-pasting the following two lines and replacing where appropriate:
[Name of the author, title, date of the work. When applicable, names of authors of the common work and, if possible, where to find the originals].
Copyleft: This is a free work, you can copy, distribute, and modify it under the terms of the Free Art License http://artlibre.org/licence/lal/en/
Free Art was specifically designed for creative works in the spirit of sharing, to “allow everyone to use creations of the human mind in a creative manner, regardless of their types and ways of expression” (Preamble). Use of Free Art for scientific, artistic and educational projects is particularly encouraged.
Free Art is interoperable. The license is comptabile with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license, “the effect of each license as applied to a creative work [being] largely the same”. It is listed as a Free Cultural License, and conforms to the Open Definition.
Free Art requires the attribution of all authors. Users need to specify to the recipient the name(s) of the author(s) of the originals, including their own name if the work was modified.
Free Art is applicable internationally. It was written in reference to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. In 2019, there are 177 countries party to the Convention.