Juan Carlos Fernández-Molina (Universidad de Granada, Spain)

Two competing perspectives of information are analyzed. Information may be considered as a human right, meaning all people should have access to it regardless of their economic power, or as a commodity, only accessible for those who are able to pay for it. In the same vein, the dichotomy between private or shared property of information is examined, particularly meaningful in the field of intellectual property and copyright legislation.

  • Full article published in Triple C, 7(2), special issue What is really information?
  • Spanish article published in ¿Qué es información?, 2008

Juan Carlos FERNÁNDEZ-MOLINA (Universidad de Granada)

Two competing perspectives of information are analysed. First, the opposition among considering it a human right, so all people should access to it regardless of their economic power, or a commodity, to which only can access who can pay for it. In the same vein, the dichotomy between private or shared property of information is examined, specially meaningful in the intellectual property and copyright legislation field.

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