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Selbstdarstellung is an international chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy (→ "About").

What is free culture?

A free culture is one where all members are free to participate in its transmission and evolution, without artificial limits on who can participate or in what way. The free culture movement seeks to develop this culture by promoting four things:

  • creativity and innovation;

  • communication and free expression;

  • public access to knowledge;

  • and citizens' civil liberties. (→ "FreeCulture")


The mission of the Free Culture movement is to build a bottom-up, participatory structure to society and culture, rather than a top-down, closed, proprietary structure. Through the democratizing power of digital technology and the Internet, we can place the tools of creation and distribution, communication and collaboration, teaching and learning into the hands of the common person — and with a truly active, connected, informed citizenry, injustice and oppression will slowly but surely vanish from the earth (→ "Manifesto").