JTWood wrote:I think he meant 8th, not 18th guys.
I'm sure he did.
But "cruel and unusual" is different for everyone. There are no set guidelines as to what qualifies and what doesn't. And in today's society, it takes something towards what would be generally perceived as extreme to get attention. Which is exactly the way things need to start changing.
Madison wrote:Banning a substance versus stealing someone else's original work are two totally different things.
It's sharing not stealing.
Did they do anything about this in the 80s/90s with tapes?
Only now that they can log what's happening and "big brother it up".
If someone was copying painted art and giving it to you would you accept it?
Perfect example JT. Even now, with the laws clearly out there, some think stealing is "sharing". *shakes head*
As to the question, no, they didn't worry themselves when it came to tapes in the 80's. There wasn't that big of a drain financially on the music market. Now it's grown to such proportions that the law has to be enforced. Like the smoking thing I mentioned earlier. Smoking is legal, but look at all the steps they are taking to eliminate it from society in this day and age. Raising the penalty for those selling cigs to kids, banning it in public places, etc. Just because the government didn't immediately act on something, that doesn't mean it's "ok". Stealing music is still stealing. And due to the levels it has reached, punishments are being enforced. Same for movies and video games, so it's not like just music is being picked on or anything.
Fake copies of painted art? Nah, I've got no interest in that.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....