The term creative content refers to web content that is created and distributed by Internet users. The content can include texts, pictures, videos, music or any other content created by users.
Sharing creative content has a long history. Art galleries, libraries or music companies make their content available to the public. However, the Internet enables the collection and sharing of digital content worldwide. Large databases permit the interactive exchange of creative content. In many cases though, violation of copyright is criticized because digitalization of content simplifies plagiarism.