The language of this debate is interesting.
Internet pirate = criminal. NO it doesn't criminals are charged under the Crimes Act.
Internet piracy = stealing/ theft. NO it is breach of copyright, different law. You can call a duck a horse but that doesn't make it a duck.
Using VPN/ DNS blockers is illegal. NO it isn't, violating a company's Terms and Conditions is not the same as breaking the law.
My fav is the quote from the Stuff article a few days ago saying the fee for processing the notices should be reduced from $25 to 'pennies', the smallest US unit of currency.