January 10th, 2018
Is information on the Internet truly free, or should copyrighted music or software be protected?
The Internet has facilitated access to information but information on the internet is not truly free. An example of how the Internet has enabled access to information is its presentation of information from competitors through interactive websites. Availability of such information can help consumers to make informed purchase decisions. However, the protection of various information through copyrights has meant that information in the internet is not always free. Additionally, a lot of information that is presented over the Internet where one can browse freely includes advertisements. As such, this information is also not free. subsequently, as discussed in this paper, although the Internet has facilitated access to information, various protections still exists that make such information not to be truly free.