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Should Information Be Free?
Tmattos93 wrote: Just to be clear, and my apologies if I didn't do so with my last post, I do think that the people who collect, organize, and distribute these sources of information should be fairly compensated for their time and efforts.
Yeah, I'm down with that. We just have to be honest with ourselves. The reason I brought up the compensation by libraries is because they are funded by the government which means that people who don't even use libraries at all are basically buying their books and therefore indirectly paying for a "subscription" type of right to borrow those books collectively paid for. So if we do this for something else, the expense of that has to be calculated and paid for like any other government program.
I think there just needs to be different options considered. Like some kind of free tier vs paid tier. Because even libraries charge you if your book, movies, or audio is overdue. So in that case its free until you forget to bring it back. With raw information there's no physical product to suffer from the same constraints. But that's what makes fair compensation an even bigger issue.
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