The internet may seem to be the source of any information that one possibly might want to learn. However, even in our digital age, printed or online books are the main source of professional knowledge.
Consider the world, where all the books exist under a Creative Commons license. As an advantage, we would be able to learn anything for free. Potentially, this would increase the amount of educated people in the world, help the employability and elevate the level of life.
If universities had all their learning materials under a CC licence and available to the public, we could achieve greater equality between social classes. In this case, everyone would have the equal access to education, since now not everyone can afford to pay expensive tuition fees.
However, this image may be too idealistic. The Internet provides a fair share of information, sources to learn various skills and gain professional knowledge (free online courses, for example). Nevertheless, many people go online only for entertainment. The availability of knowledge does not necessarily mean people will make use of it.
I believe that the society found a fair compromise between having strict regulations and providing the population with fair access to knowledge. There are multiple free sources of educational materials, as well as tuition loans to help the population with fees and scholarships for talented people and those who are willing to go extra mile to receive an education.