This is part four of the Information Universe series. See the link for part one.
Since the idea stems from scientific experiments it definitely can be considered scientific in that sense. The big question that most people asking this question would be is it falsifiable? While in one sense the answer in no, because the basic principle could produce nearly any conceivable universe, but some ideas considered to be science such as string theory have the same problem. One thing makes an Information Universe potentially falsifiable is that there are things that we would expect and not expect in an Information Universe as a result it is essentially testable. Also with in the general category of an Information Universe there is room for specific models that are clearly falsifiable.
Hence the conclusion is that an Information Universe is a scientific concept. It is not only derived from scientific but produces test results and can produce specific falsifiable models of observed phenomenon. As a result it can be considered to be scientific.
------ Charles Creager Jr.