The fight is not about justifying wrong actions. Flouting the law means flouting the law. Illegal means illegal. But in this case, it is turning into an unethical money making opportunity.
I could start an Anti Piracy of Photography Association, then get licenses to distribute photographs for a couple of photographers, then threaten legal actions and out of court settlements to the entire online community that downloads photographs. Giving the excuse that I'm fighting piracy, and that I'm claiming for costs. That's profiteering. That's what people are voicing out against. Not making excuses for the wrong acts. Try to get that clear at least.