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Wounded Geek Parent


As a parent of a couple of them young people who believe music sharing is wrong (as per the Business Software Alliance survey discussion in episode 480), I was a little bit surprised to be portrayed as a luddite who only teach my children not to steal music, because I fear the wrath of the RIAA (which I apparently learned about on the "News").

Most parents with "young people" have spent the a good portion of their lives using the Tubes. Granted that for my generation to tell their kids not to file share copyrighted material is a bit like the Baby Boomers telling their kids (like me) to "Just Say No".

Seriously, my teens did not understand that something so easy to do (download and share music file) could be illegal. We discussed the fact that it is illegal and more importantly, cheats the Artist of their fair share. As a result, My daughter has decided to have part of her allowance paid into an iTunes account, where she can download 10 songs a month.

Love the show, even if I am too old to understand all the new fangled techno talk Happy

David K/M (Father of Five)in Apex NC.

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