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The GNU General Public Licence Explained

The GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred to as ‘the GPL’) was created by computer programmer Richard Stallman as a rebellious reaction to the enormous growth of proprietary software. It was named the ‘GNU’ GPL, as it was initially used by Stallman to license the GNU operating system.

The GPL is a free software license. Contrary to popular understanding, the use of the word “free” within “free software” refers not to price, but (by Stallman’s definition) to the user’s freedom to utilize, modify and distribute the software (and any derivative works).

The GPL is best summarized by the four freedoms associated with the “free software” movement:

  • The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits.


You may have paid money to get copies of a free program, or you may have obtained copies at no charge. But regardless of how you got your copies, you always have the freedom to copy and change the software, even to sell copies.

If you believe that your copyright-protected work has been used or distributed on our website without your authorization, you can send a DMCA takedown notice to us. We will take prompt action to remove any infringing material in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Please note that the DMCA requires that your notice be in writing and include the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  4. Information is reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please send your DMCA takedown notice to our designated agent at [email protected]. We will investigate your claim and take appropriate action as required by law.

Please note that any misrepresentation of material fact in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.

If you have any questions about our DMCA policy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

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