I wanted to use, “How The West Gets Information From Us and Deny Us Access to the Information” as the title for this post but it’s very long so let’s make do with the title above.
Anyways, this topic came to mind when I came across a story about Banaue earthworms at the Wall Street Journal. I wanted to read the whole article but it says:
What a bull. So someone from the Wall Street Journal goes to Banaue to do a story on the rice crisis, gets some information from our Banaue kailiyans, and limits online access to his article to those who can pay WSJ’s subscription fee? Isn’t this information piracy? As someone who believes in free access to information, I say it is. And it is happening silently without our knowledge.