I think it is in fact wiser that we avoid these questions. I saw a question about the legality of emulators earlier, and I felt like doing some research. While I came to solid conclusions based on both actual game company legal reading and white papers on the subject, I nevertheless felt that an answer would remain at best an "interpretation" without fully understanding the literal law behind it.
Even if I had read the literal laws and court proceedings that were used to determine how it has been judged in the past, I cannot without having studied law really say that my answer would be correct, nor can I expect that the person asking the question will be able to understand the files any better. And I really don't expect our target audience of gamers should try to handle this kind of material.
As pointed out by Arda Xi in this question, there's also the matter that law is localized to the different nations of the world. Especially with the divide between where the Berne Convention is upheld, a lot of these will end up as "too localized" as well. It really is more hassle than it is worth, often times.