Is the internet less free now than it used to be?

i recall using the internet in the years 2006- 2009 and internet back then felt pretty limitless, open, free and unrestricted....where you could download any film or music freely, find all sorts of wonderful and weird things on the internet...the wild west days.....now the internet feels tightly regulated and... show more i recall using the internet in the years 2006- 2009 and internet back then felt pretty limitless, open, free and unrestricted....where you could download any film or music freely, find all sorts of wonderful and weird things on the internet...the wild west days.....now the internet feels tightly regulated and restricted, controlled by big tech giants and corporations....no longer free and unrestricted....no more free stuff, movies or music.


whats your opinions?
Update: whoever cowardly anonymous user is moving my question, stop it, because when i find out, i will just move it back!
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