Silly isn't it? It is not a matter of knowledge contained in the words, it is only a matter of items. In this case, a digital item. The argument of intellectual property, in my mind, is full of holes. Digital media cannot be protected and will not be protected. The entire model is flawed. Some media companies have already figured out how to offer free media to the masses and still rake in a huge profit. Highways made travel easier, chainsaws made chopping down a tree faster, and the internet allows for information to be shared instantly. All of the items listed, and many more, share a common trait in that they offer a real solution to make things easier all while effectively taking money from older, outdated technologies. To share knowledge, media, and entertainment worldwide should be celebrated. God knows I have enjoyed watching LSU sports on the net when I could not see it anywhere on Tv. I have also enjoyed reading about various topics through free knowledge sharing sites.