Technology enables those with access to ITC/Internet a range of opportunities to engage with the world through personal creative practice. However, many people found themselves excluded from the increasingly digitalizing modern society due to economic restraints and lack of new media literacy. This paper discusses whether Free and Open Source applications along with Creative Commons Licence are able to effect a social benefit by enabling non-professional creatives to participate in the culture of digital production.
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Loughborough University School of Art and Design
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