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Archived updates for Friday, September 10, 2004 Provides Free Access to Works of Art is a copyright-free website, a curatorial project that aims to create an online platform to exchange works between artists, curators and the public and give the audience free access to works of art. This project intends to challenge the idea of intellectual property and test its limits in a copyright-free zone. But sorry NWA, commercial use is excluded, as all works are registered with Creative Commons under a non-commercial license.

Artists have been invited to submit work to Copy-art in any medium that will then be available online and without copyright, making it possible for visitors to use these works in any possible way and without restrictions.

Submitted works can be downloaded, changed, distributed, exhibited and used by all visitors for free. All submitted works will be present online in an archive, and available to the public to access. Artists include Anna Best, Bigert&Bergström, Colectivo Cambalache, Critical Art Ensemble, A K Dolven, Ella Gibbs, House of O’Dwyer, Per Hüttner, juneau/projects/, Matthieu Laurette, Miltos Manetas, N55, Elizabeth Price, Szuper Gallery, Thomson & Craighead, Gavin Wade.

In a copyright free society, ideas and works become more precious rather than more vulnerable, as many believe. The more ideas and works are circulated, the more valued these ideas and works will become. What you see and learn becomes part of your knowledge and nobody can change this. Your intellectual property becomes everyone’s property. To give people the freedom to copy ideas and works and get inspiration from this process is something that we need to consider seriously.

This website facilitates the exchange of ideas by making artworks fully accessible and authorizing the use of its resources by the greatest number of people. encourages the public to make creative use of works of art online multiplying the possibilities of creation.
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