I know this one will light some fires...
Well I'm not so sure if information can flow both ways. It is a matter of fact that more information is flowing from developed countries into undeveloped countries and not the other way round. And as you must accept, nobody is willing to give away his position without demanding a payment, just to see the other one sell his ideas and productions for which he has used a hugh amount of money and manpower. That's a point some people haven't understood on this planet (and especialy in this forum!).