Wow. I can't believe the level of ignorance exhibited by people insisting that piracy = theft. The only kind of piracy that might qualify is the kind that happens on the high seas.
It's not even up for debate.
Non-commercial copyright infringement is a civil matter, and requires the victim to execute a lawsuit for anything to happen to the perp. Law enforcement has no jurisdiction over this kind of infringement.
Theft, on the other hand, is a criminal matter, and if you get caught law enforcement will throw your ass in jail.
These basic legal definitions more or less hold true in all countries in the world that have any laws at all about copyright infringement.
The MAFIAA-type corps are trying to change this, but they haven't got there yet, and never will as long as any sanity remains in government.