Information is a basic term, and to say that it is wrong for it to not be free is a simplification. Yet many hackers and other people who work or play with information say this, because there are many cases where hiding information harms the greater good.

However, everyone has secrets - is it abhorrent to not share all of one's fantasies, fears, or plans? Are privacy, encryption, and anonyminity obscene?

Better to say that information wants to be valuable