That's dumb. GPL covers the distribution rights, so if you're concerned about that, don't distribute GPL software. GPL places no restrictions on simply using the software.
AGPL certainly puts restrictions on just using it - if you use it, you have to make the source available even if you don't distribute it. (It's designed for web applications).
And you also have to be careful that the output is not GPL'd - compiler compilers like bison and yacc have special exceptions in their license because they emit code that was from GPL code - the exception being that the emitted code is NOT GPL.
Then there's GPLv3 code which is incompatible with GPLv2 code (v2-only). A lot of places are scared of the GPLv3 because of what it can do, so many places will grudgingly allow GPLv2, but GPLv3 is out of the question.
And yes, you can also "pirate" GPL open-source - we call those people "GPL Violators" instead of "pirates" though. (Piracy is copyright violation. Copyright violation happens because if you don't agree to the GPL, it falls under standard "all rights reserved" copyright. Since you didn't want to obey the GPL, the code is no longer GPL but standard copyright and distribution restricted.)