MQ Holdings, LLC

Uncopyright

This entire site is uncopyrighted. That means we’ve put them in the public domain, and released our copyright on all our works on this website.

There is no need to email us for permission — use our content however you want! Email it, share it, reprint it with or without credit. Change it around, put in a bunch of swear words and attribute them to us. It’s OK.

Attribution is appreciated but not required.

Why we’re releasing copyright

We’re not a big fans of copyright laws, especially as they’re being applied by corporations, used to crack down on the little guys so they can continue their large profits.

Copyrights are often said to protect the artist, but in most cases the artist gets very little while the corporations make most of the money.

We think, in most cases, the protectionism that is touted by “anti-piracy” campaigns and lawsuits and lobbying actually hurts the artist. Limiting distribution to protect profits isn’t a good thing.

The lack of copyright, and blatant copying by other artists and even businesses, never hurt Leonardo da Vinci when it comes to images such as the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper, or the Vitruvian Man. It’s never hurt Shakespeare. We doubt that it’s ever really hurt any artist.

If someone feels like sharing our content on our website, or in any other form for that matter, that’s a good thing for us. Hopefully, our work is spread to many more people than we could do ourselves. That’s something to celebrate, as we see it.

And if someone wants to take our work and improve upon it, as artists have been doing for centuries, we think that’s a wonderful thing. If they can take our content and make something funny or inspiring or thought-provoking or even sad … we say more power to them. The creative community only benefits from derivations and inspirations.

This isn’t a new concept, of course, and we’re freely ripping ideas off here. Which is kinda the point.