I would suggest that in general we should not be recommending hacked/stolen/cracked software as there are usually legal alternatives which are currently maintained for almost any task. Recommending "stolen" items can potentially both result in the site gaining a bad reputation and potentially, in some locations, have legal liability for the individual recommending such items.
Personally, where software is available in the public domain, i.e. is legal to download and use as far as the author is concerned but that I know may have restrictions in some locations, e.g. cryptography tools, I try to remember to mention in my answers that there may be legal restrictions in the end users location(s).
Obviously I do not, and cannot, know the legal restrictions in every country and in future times, keep in mind that the law can change at the drop of a hat, or by a few steps over a border, but hopefully our recommendations are here for a long time, so possibly a disclaimer on the "About Software Recommendations" section that it is, and always will be, the end users responsibility to check the legality of any software that they download, or purchase, in their own context would be a very good idea.
Specific examples would be:
- Cryptography tools are outlawed in several countries
- Using software that bypasses national firewalls can result in very severe penalties
- Adding/installing software behind your employers firewall that introduced vulnerabilities to their systems can result in dismissal
- Some employers do not allow any software installation on equipment that they provide that has not been specifically authorized by them.
- Photographic/Graphic/Media resources that are considered acceptable or art in one country can cause big problems in another, e.g. things with political or religious content.