I'm a student from India and work part-time as a Freelancer online. My question is about piracy in Islam. I use certain software Adobe for my Freelance work including Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects; and also use an online learning portal Lynda.com for tutorials to improve my skills.
My question is related to software and portal membership from my country which I cannot pay for due to several polices and restrictions related to a debit card. The only way to pay for them is credit card, which I don't own right now.
I tried all the ways to pay for membership with a debit card and even tried direct bank transferring but it didn't workout well.
I even contacted Adobe and Lynda.com about this, and they said that the credit card is the only option. Unfortunately, I cannot apply for a credit card at the moment due to lots of factors including eligibility.
I asked my friend for help, and he purchased me a one month full subscriptions of both Adobe and Lynda.com by the help of his Uncle, which has expired last week. I further asked him about it and told him that I will pay all the money month-to-month, but he said he felt too awkward to ask this to his uncle. Since it's a very small town where I live, someone rarely owns a credit card.
So lastly, I thought of pirating the software and video and thought I will pay all the money that I've used for their software and tutorials once I'll be able to get a credit card.
So is this considered haram? Since my intentions are not that.