I pirate because I like owning my own ship, setting my own schedule, and sailing the seven seas.
Oh, and the pillaging and plundering is great, too. Yarr!
Pirates should be proud of their chosen profession! Not hiding in the shadows or trying to justify it with some moral high horsing! That's what treacherous privateers do! They spout nonsense about how they "only rob from the villains" and that they're "Doing it in the Queen's name" or some such nonsense, when we all know that they're in it for the perks as much as we are but don't want to deal with the moral baggage that comes along with it! That, and they're piss poor at managing money and crew, so they have their royal benefactors paying for everything. Bilgedogs like those should not be allowed aboard a vessel, much less commanding one!
Ohhh, you meant video game piracy. That's hardly the same thing, now is it? It's a shame such a noble endeavor has become synonymous with copyright violation. How the once mighty have fallen! That's akin to calling jaywalking "subterfuge". You're breaking the rules in order to get to where you want to go faster, so technically it's sort of correct, right?