People may well get help from elsewhere, however, we're not going to be the ones who do it - there are people who have been deterred from file sharing (at least with mIRC) due to our warnings minus the help.
If we give them JUST the warnings, then they find help elsewhere, they've got the same result but in a slower way, and actually some people would have been deterred in the process - why speed up their path to breaking the law?
And as for "playing God" I don't think anyone is - regulars here who are against file sharing OR the moderators. The mods are here to make sure things don't get out of hand, but they are
also here to enforce the forum rules - one of the few rules here is that we don't help with file sharing. As you've probably noticed, there is no tyranny or a long list of rules, thankfully this forum isn't like that - but there HAS to be some because otherwise everything, rather than occasional incidents, would get out of hand and it would be chaos!
There's also plenty of "freedom of speech" here, some threads may get locked due to them going completely off topic in relation to why the thread was started or other reasons, but the posts are usually not deleted from what I've seen and people's opinions are left for all to see. Not helping with illegal/mass file sharing is not a restriction of freedom of speech, it's a way to inform people who have been misinformed and misguided as to what mIRC/IRC is for and give them a chance to stay safe or use mIRC for its correct purpose.
Every aspect of this discussion has been gone through before by many people (the file sharing rule, how moderators act, the "freedom of speech" issue) - I don't think it's necessary to go through it all again