Does Information Still Want to be Free Online? (via TEoF): A opinion article on how the fee version of the Internet is taking over the free version, with little resistance from Netizens–a statement mainly on how corporate marketers have taken over the Web.
“Just how “fee” can the Internet get? The sky is the limit. The entertainment conglomerates are working Congress to make sure the Internet is made safe for their property rights, even if it means disabling our computers and rendering obsolete the fair-use rights we take for granted with tangible information such as books and CDs. Talk about bait-and-switch: By the time the Internet counter-revolution is over, we will not only be paying for content, we’ll be paying for using it in ways that used to be free.”