Forum 3 Reply to Christopher BMAL 560 Ola Adebowale Liberty University Christopher, your points relative to the internet being free are very good and intriguing. The core point that I particularly like is that of the internet being a fantastic resource for endless information, and that not everything on the internet should be free. The fact remains that while the internet is a place to find content, loads of information on the internet are propriety content and need to be protected, as one would protect any other physical asset .It might seem not traditional to be protecting content on the internet, but a lot of the information or content on the internet in most cases might not even be authorized to be displayed or made available on the internet. Your example on how artists can have their careers derailed for not being compensated for their content being online and thus not having the revenue to further their careers, is a classic issue that is being faced within the music industry, surely more needs to be done by the government and regulatory bodies to step in (Fischer, n.d), ensuring artists and other content owners can be protected, as the industry is still failing and not necessarily just because a new generation of music lovers failed to respect the policy reasons for music copyright protection (Richardson, 2004 ), due to policies that still need to be enforced. The bottom line is that the internet is a gate way, and collation center for information, which can be likened to a library, and the content within it requires users to understand which
content is free and which requires adequate and ethical means of accessing or taking possession
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