Remix culture allows and encourages derivative works by combining or editing existing materials to produce a new creative work or product. Creative Commons was "born" in 2001, and the culture of sharing and remix in the arts & humanities exploded. Soon there were portals like the Wikimedia Commons, Flickr, and Project Gutenberg offering content explicitly licensed to share and remix. Most academic and non-profit sources of digital humanities content have embraced the culture of sharing and invoke a Creative Common's license on many of the content items they make available on the web.
SOURCE: Burdick, A., Drucker, J., Lunenfeld, P., Pressner, T., & Schnapp, J. (2012). Digital Humanities. Cambridge, MA: Massachuetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved from https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/digitalhumanities