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The Freeloaders

This article in the Atlantic describes today’s reality: the tendency of this generation to get as much of their media — music, movies, games, books — for free.

I ask my students, and my children, to pay for that which they use. They scoff, and consider me old-fashioned. But what will become of all of us when the people making the music, and the movies, and the games, and writing the books, can no longer make a living at it?

“Sharing” should not equal stealing. Buy your own stuff.

Hmmm. . .I just downloaded a picture, as I always do, from Google images to headline my blog post. It is my understanding that if I post the link to the source, it’s okay. Any input?

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1 Response to “The Freeloaders”


  1. 1 guardo
    July 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    At the link below, you will find a protracted exchange between a composer, who has the audacity to feel that he ought to be compensated for his work, and a teenager, who feels that any interference with her unfettered access to anything and everything on the web is just not right! You’ve heard that modern teenagers seem to feel more “entitled” than they used to? Here’s exhibit A!

    http://www.jasonrobertbrown.com/weblog/2010/06/fighting_with_teenagers_a_copy.php


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