"copyright laws of the internet?" The internet itself doesn't have laws, nor a legal governing body. The laws of data transfer on the net apply to the countries where the data exists.
The way the internet works, if the there is evidence to support that a particular set of illegally distributed/obtained copyrighted data exists somewhere in a particular country, then that particular country's copyright laws apply concerning said data and it's government is the one who then takes legal action to stop you. I don't think you understand how international laws apply, especially when it comes to data on the net.
Just because the nature of data transfer makes it hard to determine where it first came from, that doesn't mean people can't be held liable for distribution of unauthorized data. That's how Napster got shut down back in the day... because the file storage system was centralized and therefore easy to target. (Note: I know that from reading about it. I don't fileshare music, I use Lala.com)
EDIT: I think basically what I'm saying is that, whether you're a software pirate or not, the way you argue in favor of it is dubious at best since it makes no sense. The internet is a medium, of course it has no laws since it has no government. The laws are upheld by the countries where the data is.
Last edited by Chyron8472; 02/12/2010 at 04:53 pm.