Public Domain and Creative Commons are basically ideas from the West. However, it is spreading slowly but steadily into the East -- though we the people of East are basically very protectionist.
Unmukt (A man of free and liberal thoughts) refuses to identify himself, but is an extremely knowledgeable person -- when one assesses him by his works. Many of his article, but not all, are related to the way as the Indian Laws affect common people. He has left all his works into the public domain. You can visit him here: Unmukt