Example: Over the years, an individual spends $10,000 building an extensive iTunes collection. He doesn’t own the songs like a traditional record, cassette or CD, but he (and he alone) has the right to listen to those songs. When he dies, what happens to that collection? He never “owned” it to begin with; therefore, “it” (which is really just access to the songs) can’t be sold or transferred.
In the growing debate between the dissemination of information (end users freely sharing their access) and wanting to keep it private (companies determined to protect their assets and safeguard their customers), no-one has yet come up with an easy solution to this complicated issue.
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