One of the best things about living in Australia is we're so off the world political map that it is like its own semitransparent bubble of isolation. I can personally pirate all I need to and not worry about any repercussions as the big leagues just don't care about our poisonous-animal-and-cute-fuzzy-rabbit infested desert of an island.
That being said, I have no problem with personal piracy. I don't justify it, I don't say that it's a victimless crime, I don't make roundabout logic that say the 'victims' are actually getting a backhanded profit. I just don't care about the victims.
Why should I, Joe Blog, computer repair shop 40 thousand dollar a year worker, care about the woes and tribulations about a person who makes millions of a year? Am I really going to cry a river when their 15 million annual income drops to 13 million? Do I care if I pirate an enormously successful game? "But what about the crushingly hard worked game developers who toil under their publisher's whips?" Why should I care? They can be lucky to get a 5 grand bonus on a successful game, maybe a millionth of the profit will ever touch their carpel-tunneled claws. Their problem is they need a union.
There is really only one thing that I detest and that is when money is torn out of the indie and independent artists. I spent 89 dollars on the humble indie bundle (which, by the way, is the average retail price of australian games for no arbitrary reason given the dollar parity). I pay to go see the new bands show up at the local pub. I loved seeing Jonathan Coulton live during my visit to the US. If you want to make an impact with piracy, don't throw a fit because the government is in the Mafiaa's pocket, do what you can to avoid them and then support the people who really deserve it.