The pirate thread will never ever ever end.
However, Stardock is not primarily a game company. It seems to be primarily about providing apps to prettify Windows, with games as a rapidly increasing side project (esp. as Stardock's been providing an online sales venue for games since...what, Totalgaming.net? Stardock Central?).
That said, gamers don't stop being everything else we are when we're gaming, either, and off-topic is off-topic.
I read your post and found it an interesting question...I read the whole thread and found that no one really addressed that. I don't want to go deeper because then that conversation will come over here.
I would also argue that Stardock is not a "politics company" or w/e. They make games and software or sell it or produce it or etc... idk, to me, the off-topic thread is for this:
you get the point
yes i am shamelessly plugging my thread