That's an excellent point...I'm in my late 30s, grew up around computers and electronics, too, so I think you're probably right. The problem is still that some people look at information exchange and propagation and see nothing but $$$, like those aholes who try to make money off of freeware or think of the worst cockamamie schemes to extract dollars from people.
One thing that gives me a lot of hope is the growth of social computing, like Facebook, which I see as leading the general public to being fully interconnected, something which can't happen unless the DRM/IP issues start going away. They will see obstacles put in their path and then demand to know why those obstacles have been placed there and more people will start questioning why we have DRM/IP. A couple of years ago, I had a conversation with an acquaintance who's basically stereotypical hillbilly auto mechanic. He'd figured out how to hack his hardware to record "copy protected" DVDs. It's when the mindset that it's possible to do something like that and the will to do it spreads that we will see the end of our current broken system, not when "IP" holders dribble a little free content out now and then or we have a few philosophers make arcane aguments over the morality of bottling up information.