In 1984, Internet pioneer Stewart Brand made one of the most prescient observations of the technology era: "On the one hand, information wants to be expensive because it is so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other."
Brand's insight is famous among computer programmers. But it is probably even more apt in explaining what is happening today in biology.