Just wrote my second article for PirateWho – yay! Sidenote: I’m excited that I finally have a place where I can go on about pirate ideology with others of like mind. Rambling all by yourself gets a little lonely. Plus, I hope I can be of use in bringing a little bit of the artist’s POV into the usually very tech-heavy pirate circles.
Anyway… the article’s all about how the old guard of the media industries and the legislators, have continually underestimated the young generation of file-sharers.
Here’s the beginning bit to give you an idea…
Some people think that pirates are children. Some people think that pirates are just children, short-sighted and reckless and wanting everything handed to them for free like “kids these days” do. And file-sharing, so the story goes, is just something else the kids these days are into, like spray tans and awkwardly aligned baseball caps.
But we are not kids.
Eleven years ago, I was fourteen–just a kid. Just a kid, like all the rest, who were supposed to learn a lesson once and for all about our childish notions of sharing: it is wrong.
**nudge, nudge** go check it out!