I watched a short video on YouTube from Dr. Zakir Naik where he explains that "in general it is haram" but there are exceptions (this is what I got from the video). However, he did not go into details about the exceptions.
Basically, I deal with computer graphics and animation and that sort of stuff. I currently use a free 3 year educational license of a piece of software. Which is fine, but if I want to sell my work it is not permissible since that is what it says in the license agreement.
I also pirated another piece of software, have used it many times and I am quite comfortable using it. I know this is haram but I tell myself once I make enough money I will buy this software so it can be mine. Is this though process ok?
I know there is a free 3d app which I use from time to time, but I am used to the above mentioned software since I used it often. So my question is this, can I still use the pirated software with the intention of buying it once I make enough money to buy it?