2663617 comment Comment Sign of the times... (Score 1) 1169 by bmh129 on Thursday August 02, 2007 @07:50PM (#20095079) Attached to: A Year In Prison For a 20-Second Film Clip? When you live in a so called "Gilded Age," civil torts become criminalized. That's because in a Gilded Age, the upper class have a disproportionate amount of power. It's undemocratic. It's harks back to debtor's prisons.