[ kop-ee-left ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌlɛft /
the right to freely use, modify, copy, and share software, works of art, etc., on the condition that these rights be granted to all subsequent users or owners.
verb (used with object)
to secure copyleft for (software, works of art, etc.)
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Origin of copyleft
First recorded in 1960–65; modeled on copyright
Words nearby copyleft
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