Free Digital Works: from Free Software to Creative Society

Žilvinas Jančoras


The article examines the issues of digital creation gifts to the world phenomenon of gift economy, assumptions of making and distribution of free works. The concept of free music, free books, free photos was disclosed   as well as the influence of free software movement on the free culture phenomenon. The influence of patent and copyright applications on the development of creative industries was analysed, new business models for software and digital creativity were presented.


Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-10-13

Keyword(s): free music; free literature; free software; open source; licenses; patents; gift economy; creative industries

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2011.13

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Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija ISSN 2029-6320, eISSN 2029-6339
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