It's a difficult question; I have to say. At first, my liberal sensibilities were inflamed by this vision of the future, and I felt shocked and ashamed that our society, with its extolling the virtues of free speech, had no enshrined "right to read."
But then I thought about it, and I realised just how many things which we take for granted every day are protected by our ability to restrict others' right to read. From the privacy of our mail to our ability to stop our kids reading pornograpy. I found the idea of a data-access free for all almost as frightening as the vision painted above. It seems this new Information Ocean in which the human race now swims offers us only two visions of the future: one in which information is absolutely controlled, and one in which information is utterly free. Is there another way?