The concept of freedom of the seas is long rooted in man's use of the seas for trade and commerce. The ability of men freely to use the seas as a reliable communications link has been essential to the development of an economically and politically interdependent modern world.
Holmes, Ephraim P.
"Freedom of the Seas,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss6/2