View Poll Results: Should information be free?

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  • All information should be free (i.e. paid for with tax dollars)

    11 47.83%
  • People should be able to vote regarding what types of information should be free

    0 0%
  • 3. Only info related to social sciences and human biology/medicine should be free to the public

    4 17.39%
  • No information should be free unless the publisher/owner allows it

    8 34.78%
  • Everyone should have to pay for all types of information

    0 0%
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Thread: Should knowledge be free?

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    Re: Should knowledge be free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    1) Says you and your poll. Modifications can occur, but I do not advocate broad strokes like are your options.
    We'll just have to agree to disagree then .. sometimes, broad strokes are the best way to affect change .... unfortunately, too many are too scared to make them

    don't get me wrong, I would hear possible modifications to broad strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    2) Their knowledge is questionable because they have their own specialties to worry about.
    True ... so are you saying that they should not be voting about things that is not their specialty? Are you saying that we should broaden education in order to compensate for this lack of knowledge. Or are you just saying that things are the way they are and we should not try to make them better?

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    Re: Should knowledge be free?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    Almost forgot to add that this poll is misguided. Information should not be regulated by the government. In fact, I cannot really think of anything more dangerous to liberty than this sort of regulation...
    Agree. This is a very bad thing and we do not need to Big Bro'ed to the point to where it does infringe on freedoms.
    Last edited by Kali; 01-19-12 at 02:40 AM.
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    Re: Should knowledge be free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Agree. This is a very bad thing and we do not need to Big Bro'ed to the point to where it does infringe on freedoms.
    I agree and I am more for free information (with some exceptions) than against it

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    Re: Should knowledge be free?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer
    I agree with what you are saying ... however, I am asking questions related to what is best for a knowledgeable society (society includes the owner and his/her profits)
    I guess I don't understand what you're trying to hint at.

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer
    are you saying that they should not be voting about things that is not their specialty?
    Here's a question directed back at you. Obviously the Constitution guarantees the right of everyone (of voting age) to vote but does this mean that everyone is qualified to vote? Should everyone vote?

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    Re: Should knowledge be free?

    Yes and no.
    It's complicated.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Should knowledge be free?

    The films I make are not mere "information."
    “Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out! The Weathermen dig Charles Manson.”-- Bernadine Dohrn

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