I'll let others do the usual list of reasons why pirating is better for all mankind
Excepting those who don't get paid for their hard efforts.
and just point out that the digital rights referred to may be the access to resources on the internet (TPB)
Access all the resources you like, so long as it's not focused, even if "only" partially, on something illegal.
being allowed to host a proxy (as they had doe)
Nothing wrong there, host all the proxies you like, so long as it's not focused on something illegal.
or redirect (as some others do).
Redirect to your heart's content, so long as you're not focusing on something illegal. Wait, am I repeating myself?
It's not about digital rights. All the so-called "rights" you list are not at risk.
And despite the raving spewing forth, doing illegal stuff is also not at risk.
If you're really serious about digital rights and so forth, learn some marketing and put forth a proposal as to how business models should evolve. Back it up with numbers and hard data (not just "if only everyone did this, then such-and-such would work" or "me and my friends would support this, go on, give it a try"). The cop-out I see all the time on Slashdot is "business models need to evolve". So suggest this magical evolutionary path, then. If you can come up with a realistic and feasible roadmap, you'll make a lot of money. Otherwise you're just taking stuff because you can and because you're too damn cheap to pay.
Everything else is sophistry, and the reality is that no matter how much business models evolve they will most likely be a losing proposition regardless because people like being able to get stuff for free with low risk of getting caught breaking the law.
"Digital rights"? Please...what about the right to produce something, choose a business model that says "I want to be paid for this artifact up front, not when or if you feel like it", and bear the consequences of people rejecting your chosen business model by NOT BUYING YOUR PRODUCT and doing without it rather than just taking it?