"It's relevant in so far as you are not actually allowed to make a copy of something without a license to do so."
But that's purely an artificial construct and a tautology if used in an argument - "it's not allowed because it is not allowed".
Let's suppose I "lobbied" by council to let me draw a line across the street where I live and toll everyone who steps over it. That will be licensed and legal but the essence of it will still be a good old racket as I'd provide no value in exchange for the money I'd collect. Same thing is with the copyright if it is applied in the way the rights holders always want.