Please note, this isn't to defend these people. Just pointing out the kind of mindset that lashes out at the way things are going.
Since I have friends who are new musicians that agree wholeheartedly with Lowery, I would point out it's not just people who made money in the old system and make less now who are decrying Free Culture, but those who bought into the hype and dream of the rock star, and now see their chances to attain that lifestyle dwindling who are also striking out.
I work at a smaller college, in the department that prints out course packs, and several professors have been asking us how to scan their materials so they can put it online as a PDF since the price to copy is so high now.
Of course it should become expensive to read to kids! If the kids get interested in books, they might start reading themselves. If they read for themselves, they might pick up some of that pesky learnin'. If they learn, heaven forbid, they might actually figure out that SABAM is unecessary. We can't be having that, now can we? $328.00 please.