People used to call the generation of people born to veterans of World War II the "ME" generation, in criticism of their selfish and hedonistic ways, but these critics had no way of knowing how selfish and hedonistic the grandchildren of the WWII generation would become.
I've had my differences with the boomers though the years, but a lot of the stuff they fought for was pretty legitimate: the right not to be drafted into military service, social and racial integration and the fight for the health and welfare of the poor and elderly.
The boomers fought for the right of artists to express themselves freely, without the heavy hand of censorship in their work. While the boomers fought for free content in art, they were certainly willing to pay for the works once they were produced. Boomers all over the world saved their allowance and lined up at record stores to pay for the latest works of Lead Zeppelin or the Beatles or whoever, because they wanted it.
Their children feel just as strongly about the censorship of artists, but they go an extra step and now demand the music itself for free, over the internet, along with movies and video games, and if you don't give it to them they'll take it from sites like Piratebay.
Somewhere along here, I gotta call bullshit. With the possible exception of food and medicine, demanding stuff for free or you'll just take it isn't freedom fighting, it's looting.
For many of these assholes, I know their parents taught them better because I know their parents, or people just like them. The problem is, parents don't usually know what a kid is up to alone in his room with a computer unless or until a subpoena shows up at the door.
Legitimately purchased popular music is cheaper now than ever before. I'm sorry that's not good enough for you. I suppose there is no business model as attractive to these kids as getting their shit for free.
I would suggest you're killing the goose that laid the golden eggs though. The music and movie business are on tougher times than they've ever been before and they day may soon come that there just isn't that much to steal anymore.
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