I think the laws around assaulting someone are pretty good. Plenty of people ignore that?
The majority of people do not assault others and even those who do assault others mostly recognize that the law is a good one. That's not the same thing as ignoring a bad law.
The fact is people ignore laws all the time for a large number of reasons. Sit in court for a few days and you will hear the same stupid excuses time after time.
Actually, I have and have been on juries as well.
You're making an illogical connection: bad laws are ignored by people, therefore all laws people ignore must be bad laws. I did not say that (and would not) but feel free to work without a logical framework to support you.
Nothing wrong with my logic.
You seriously think people started downloading movies/music etc from the web because they had thought about copyright and decided it was a bad law?
People did this for a couple of reasons, firstly because they could and knew the chances of any repurcussions were extremely low and the second is a fairly basic concept, greed. Why pay for something when you can get it for free?
To try and partially justify illegal downloading due to copyright being a bad law is farcical in my opinion.
The point I was making was that in 99.9% of cases people don't break laws because they are "bad laws" in their opinion. People break laws for all kind of silly reasons.
Ever seen anyone try to justify their actions to a judge based on a bad law? Won't get you very far.