We're not responsible for checking that people have the rights to publish images and other third-party content here, nor for ensuring that users stick to the terms of service of third party sites (e.g. 'no lookups for anyone else') in part because that's an impossible task; the SE Terms of Service make it clear (for certain values of clear) that users are responsible for ensuring they have the rights to share anything that they post, which includes conforming to the ToS of other websites that they quote from - we as a community don't need to check or enforce.
Seeking Family Tree Maker version 10 to download asks implicitly how to break the terms of a software licence by downloading a copy of a cd. This would be in contravention of the (likely) licence terms which almost certainly state that a licence is not transferable and/or that copies of the software should not be made other than for backup purposes (those are pretty standard clauses for desktop consumer software). The question is certainly asked in all innocence and/or ignorance of the relevant licencing considerations, and I have sympathy for the situation that has prompted the question; I'm only referring to it here because it triggered this question.
In this particular case, the software manufacturer is unlikely to be substantially harmed by the availability of a pirate copy of an old version of FTM (especially as ownership of the product has changed hands since version 10 was released); yet, when formulating a general policy we can't assume that we can judge 'whether it really matters' or not, nor should we be trying to do so.
And so to my question:
In more general cases, should we be appear to be condoning or encouraging software piracy? Would we be relaxed if somebody asks next week where to download a copy of (say) RootsMagic 8 (released 2021) because "they'd lost their USB stick"? Would this fall foul of the Acceptable Use Policy as Illegal Use? And are we as a community responsible for dealing with it, or should we leave it to SE (similar to the situation with rights to publish content)?
Note: the topic has been discussed on meta.stackexchange but not recently: Dealing with questions that openly imply software piracy, Is it okay that questions mention illegal downloads?.