i think i do but i feel like theres a problem in there somewhere...
Anybody else waiting for the old generation to die so that we can legalize filesharing, marijuana, gay marriage, etc. and then get on with our lives?
Look, Iím the first to admit that we young people are dumb: we are sex-crazed, druggy rock Ďn roll freaks who love Family Guy and fart jokes, but at least we care about the future. For us, most of our lives lie in the future. For old people, most of their lives lie in the past. I think that might be why old people are so stuck in their ways.
If you havenít heard, the people who run The Pirate Bay were found guilty and sentenced to a year in prison and fines of about $4 million. This is nothing more than the older generation trying to stop the future from happening. By the way, they werenít even convicted of sharing files illegally, or even sharing information about illegal files, but simply linking to information about illegal files which ďaids and abetsĒ the downloading of illegal files. This is nothing more than censorship.
I really hate people who try to stop change. As I mentioned previously in my blog post on Star Trek and Intellectual Property, a world in which information is free is one step closer to utopia. Itís nothing to be afraid of. If history has taught us anything, itís that you canít stop innovation.
Now, I donít know a single 20-something or younger person who believes filesharing to be wrong (or gay marriage, or marijuana). Hopefully, once our generation takes over things will change.