Chapter 1: Concepts, terms, structure
The first chapter establishes the platform, introducing and analyzing the basic concepts and relationships. First and foremost, the chapter addresses the amorphous and flexible concept of information in its sociocultural meaning, which owing to its special characteristics and significance remains multiple, ambiguous, unstable and open. Also discussed are related concepts and terms such as sources of information, communicative messages and means of presentation. Other sections in this chapter deal briefly with the nature of the legal protection of information, the rights involved and the balances achieved. The chapter ends with a short description of the purpose, scope and structure of the book.