Very good point.
Finally there is a way for people to safely do things that their rulers prohibited them to do.
Quote me on this: I consider that to be social progress.
Of course, those who would, in other times, have said that "slavery is okay because it is legal" or "women are chattel because the law says so", would disagree with us. That's okay. Old age takes them and their Bible, erm, Law thumping ways to the grave. In other words, the theory that, "just because some control freak strangers wrote some magical papers forbidding the peasants from doing certain things, these peasants must be punished if they do them", will inevitably perish with its supporters, like the Phlogiston theory also did.
Too slow for my taste, but that's how progress is made.