I mean sure they sailed the sea and robbed booty, but some of us did that in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, and we watch booty on the internet. I think there's a strong argument that today's pirates are tougher. We also have both of our eyes.
You see, here in Mexico, copyright laws can only really punish you if you take monetary gain from it, or if you contribute to it.
If I torrent a movie from some torrent tracker, and I don't benefit economically, I'm not doing illegal.
If however, I decide to put up a site that offers, let's say, movies in direct download, I am violating the law.
However, if I, say, have a site with magnet links, I'm not actually hosting any copyrighted content, so it's not really illegal.
If I were to partially or completely provide raw materials for the production of devices that produce or reproduce copyrighted works then I would be violating the law.
Fun fact: Making software (with commercial purposes) to bypass a computer program's built in security measures is illegal.
In other words, if you torrent in Mexico and don't make any money from it, you're fine.
Even if you distribute copyrighted works in Mexico, if you don't make money from it, you're fine.
Mexican copyright law is very lax. Hopefully it remains that way. By the way, this is not legal advice and shouldn't be taken as such. I am a user on the internet doing a 15 minute Google search about my country's copyright laws, not a lawyer.
Also, if you're interested, here's the full legal document: http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/9_120419.pdf
The relevant articles are 424-429. It's in Spanish, but that should be obvious.