This second volume, The Cultural Economy, analyzes the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: The production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization; The relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm; Current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services; The complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture.
Chapter 5: Free Culture and Creative Commons
Free Culture and Creative Commons
The concept of free culture arose as a response to the crisis of value as the global drivers of economics and technology came into conflict with non-commercial cultural values. This chapter discusses some of the new models arising out of the confrontation between the traditional ...