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Pun on copyright, which refers to using copyright laws for purposes that are in some ways contrary to copyright's original intent.
- The philosophy of using copyrights to enforce freedom of information, especially software source code.
- They believe in copyleft because they want their software to be used freely by anyone.
- A software license that follows this philosophy.
- I have placed my program under copyleft.
- The GNU General Public License is a copyleft licence.
- To license under a copyleft license.
- Linus Torvalds copylefted the Linux kernel.