In an article by Lowell Peterson he explains the endless debate of whether or not internet is actually free, and questions where the flow of money goes in a constant feed of information on the web. He explains that “consumers pay huge amounts of money to connect their computers and phones to the pipelines carrying the vast flow of content, but very little of that money makes its way into the pockets of the people who create that content. Instead, the money goes to the Internet service providers and others who control the pipeline.”
He compares how traditionally, writers and other creators made money because television networks and movie studios sold access to their work. With the internet, this traditional way is changed, as people tend to give their works to viewing of the internet.
I believe this is important to many artists and those who wish to make money from their works, as using the internet could be a set back. The internet is a wonderful marketing tool, but with the constant attempts to monetize the net, creative users must maintain a friendly relationship with their works and the web.
Posted by Lindsay LaChance