Free Content

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= refers to the liberty to adapt, modify and use content without restrictions. The community endorses the Definition of Free Cultural Works as the basis for differentiating free content from non-free content.



From the Wikipedia:

"Free content, or free information, is any kind of functional work, artwork, or other creative content having no significant legal restriction relative to people's freedom to use, redistribute, and produce modified versions of and works derived from the content.

Free content encompasses all works in the public domain and also those copyrighted works whose licenses honor and uphold the freedoms mentioned above. Because the law by default grants copyright holders monopolistic control over their creations, copyrighted content must be explicitly declared free, usually by the referencing or inclusion of licensing statements from within the work." (


From the Wikipedia:

"As with the terms "Open Source" and "Free Software", some open content materials can also be described as "free content", although technically they describe different things. For example, the Open Directory Project is open content but is not free content. The main difference between licenses is the definition of freedom: some licenses attempt to maximize the freedom of all potential recipients in the future while others maximize the freedom of the initial recipient." (

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