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Template:Otheruses4 All Rights Reversed is a phrase that indicates a release of copyright or a copyleft licensing status. It is a pun on the common copyright disclaimer "All Rights Reserved", a formality originally required by the Buenos Aires Convention of 1910.[1] "All Rights Reversed" was used by author Gregory Hill to authorize the free reprinting of his Principia Discordia in the late 1960s. Hill's disclaimer was accompanied by the kosher "Template:Unicode" (for kallisti) symbol, a play on Template:Unicode, the copyright symbol.[2]

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In 1984/5 programmer Don Hopkins sent Richard Stallman a letter labeled "Copyleft—all rights reversed". Stallman chose the phrase to identify his free software method of distribution.[3] It is often accompanied by a reversed version of the copyright symbol (see illustration).[4]

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