Anonymous Work Law and Legal Definition

Any work of art, literature or any other work that does not state the creator or author is called an anonymous work. If a creator of any work does not wish to reveal his/her identity, the most common way to state the identity of such a creator is to refer to him/her as “Anonymous.” This happens usually in the case of old works, when the author is long dead. Another reason for anonymous works can be when an author chooses to obscure the identity due to fear of persecution or legal prohibition on disclosing the author’s identity.