June 2007 LSAT Section 4 Question 17
Sarah on May 6, 2018I also chose the answer B and would like to know why answer E is correct.
Christopher on May 7, 2018It hinges on the final line of the article in which the author argues that changing copyright law to benefit the owners of intellectual property would be ill-advised because it would hinder the progress of the internet as a public forum dedicated to the free exchange of ideas. In other words, the author believes that the main purpose of the internet is to allow for free and open intellectual debate and exchange. Therefore E lines up most completely with the author's point of view. Does that help?
Thomas on December 10, 2018@christopher but the penultimate line says "such a solution would compromise the openness of the web somewhat, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS THE THREAT OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LITIGATION" Furthermore the last sentence states "changing copyright law... is thus I'll advised..." Wouldn't this all line up with answer B?
Ravi on December 12, 2018@nishkrish, @sarahxxkesler, and @To1M1ar: Answer choice B is tricky, but the key word in the passage that allows us to eliminate it is the term "somewhat," which is used by the autor in line 50. The author gives an example of a mechanism (password protection) to limit unauthorized distribution of the document. The author concedes that this solution "would compromise the openness of the Web somewhat."
Thomas on December 13, 2018That was excellent, thank you Rave.
Ravi on December 16, 2018Happy to help, @To1m1ar! Please let me know if you have other questions.