13 People Point Out the Things That Are Illegal That Most People Tend to Forget or Ignore
There are many things that we all know are illegal. For example, theft, murder, and kidnapping. Then, there are things that many people often forget are illegal, or if they remember, they don’t take it seriously.
Reddit user hadeslilbit asked, “What’s illegal but people act like it isn’t?” Many Reddit users answered this question with great examples of laws many people ignore on a regular basis. Some vented about how frustrating it is to see people break these laws.
Scroll down to discover 13 illegal things that are commonly ignored. You might even discover you’ve been breaking a law without knowing it.
It’s Not Free
Reddit user xxd34thisherexx wrote:
“Sampling” bulk candy in grocery stores
Teens Need to Stop
Even taking nude pics of yourself as a teen is illegal. And if you send it?? Technically you’ve produced and distributed CP. I don’t think prosecutors really go after teens for it, but it is still very illegal.
How Much Do You Make?
In the US, telling non-managerial employees not to discuss wages. The National Labor Relations Act — which was passed in 1935 — makes it illegal for an employer to prohibit you in any way from discussion of your wages with others (unless you’re management; as in, actually have control over others’ salaries. Then they can tell you not to disclose those).
Bring Doggy Bags
Not picking up after your dog. There’s an awful lot of doggie landmines in the dog walking trails where I take my dogs.
This Could Be Dangerous
Entering the freeway at a very slow speed for no reason or stopping completely first for no reason.
Obey the Signs
doing U turns or turning left or right when there’s signs saying it’s not allowed
Not Everything Is Public Domain
Stealing artwork/photos from the internet and using it for commercial purposes without permission (logos, tshirts etc.).Not talking about older images that are public domain, like Starry Night. I’m talking artwork done by currently living artists who are most likely trying to make a living off their work. Too many people think that just because it’s on the internet, means it’s free to use.
It’s Still Stealing
Low-level stealing from work.Maybe a few pens that I leave in my pocket, the accidental AA batteries, the computer monitor.
Littering – I don’t even care that it’s illegal, it’s the apathetic act itself and its repercussions that bother me.
Don’t Text and Drive
Texting while driving.I live in a college town, and I take a mile walk every morning, and I like to people watch while waiting at crosswalks. It’s infuriating how people can just stare at their phones while driving. I could understand if it was just when stopped (though you shouldn’t do it even then) but these people roll up to a light, head tilted 90 degrees to the side, one hand on the wheel and it drives me nuts.
You Know You’ve Done It
Speeding. Speed limits are more guidelines than rules
Recording a baseball game without the express written consent of Major League Baseball.
This Is Stealing Too
Pirating movies, music and games and i do all those things