The Internet is important not only because of its popularity, but also because of its power for innovation. The Internet has caused an explosion of new services and innovative types of commerce. The Internet has also changed the contours of the marketplace, creating a connected economy in which anyone with a computer and a phone line can do business directly with a maker of goods anywhere in the world and at any time. The Internet has even changed consumers themselves, empowering them with unlimited information about products. The Internet has also changed the relationship that consumers have with products created and distributed by digital technology, such as computer programs. In a transaction dealing with digital information, consumers purchase access to information products rather than the products themselves. This access is purchased in the form of a license.
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