So many of the great magicians that have passed away have taken their secrets with them. Some have published material that is in possession of private individuals who shall never publish the information. In some cases, these tricks or techniques will never see the light of day.
Is there value in that? If you owned magic history that belonged to someone who has passed away, do you have an obligation to pass that information forward into the future, keeping it alive, or do you have the right to keep it secret and have it die with you?
By owning something like this, history of magic, and being a link in the chain that makes up magic history, is it right for you, as an individual to break the chain?
I'm not suggesting that everything should be public domain, but do you have a responsibility to make sure that whatever information you were lucky enough to get is passed on once you're gone?
Just curious. Seems like tons of great material leaves this planet every year.