No.. no actually it isn't. Theft is theft is theft.
My kid knew about theft at 5 years old.
He knew to ask himself:
Does this belong to you?
Did you pay for this like everyone else?
Did the person that owns this give it to you for free?
If the answer to those is "no" and you have it or took it anyway.. you're a thief. Plain and simple, no excuses, kindergarten logic at its finest.
You can't expect a story about how piracy helped someone do something to be anything other than an exercise in rationalization. If you're a thief.. you're a thief.
And if you believe that anything I described doesn't make you a thief... well, walk into the nearest police station and tell them what you did and we'll see what the legal system thinks. Remember, you're a cool person and you just had to have something you couldn't afford... when you're biting that pillow in prison.
But hey, just think: You will meet lots of people JUST LIKE YOU in prison! Won't that be fun? Woohoo!
Yeah.... you rock.