Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course. Piracy, for example, is a tradition that has been carried on for hundreds of years, but that doesn't mean we should all attack ships and steal their gold.
Protesting against illegal activity is not piracy.
I was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy services.
No one seriously believes that unlocking a cellphone to switch carriers is equivalent to piracy.