It is always okay. If not for pirated software, millions of poor people in the world wouldn't be able to create, produce, work, etc., etc. because they can't afford genuine Microsoft, genuine Cakewalk, genuine Cubase. A talented but broke guitarist for example, wouldn't be able to get his music out to the world without using pirated ProTools or Sonar. He can't possibly afford a genuine copy or rent a recording studio because he is too ****ing poor.
It is not just about black and white you know. There tons of other factors. You can't throw a poor mother for stealing food for her starving children because stealing is wrong.