Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be
expensive. Information wants to be free because it has become so
cheap to distribute, copy, and recombine — too cheap to meter. It
wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably valuable to
the recipient. That tension will not go away. It leads to endless
wrenching debate about price, copyright, ‘intellectual property’,
the moral rightness of casual distribution, because each round of
new devices makes the tension worse, not better.