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Questions tagged [piracy]

Piracy is the unauthorized use or reproduction of someone else's work, especially in relation to software. Closely related terms are plagiarism, copyright infringement, or bootlegging.

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Will Software/Video Game Piracy be not Haram, If the Successful product's development has been stopped by the publisher?

I want to download a Video Game, which can be downloaded from some websites, which had a Price Tag of $60 US Dollars... But it's development stopped and the publishers made a Good Amount of royalty ...
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Is it halal to avail service from a company that makes use of pirated software?

My electricity provider uses pirated Windows in their desktops. Since I pay bills to them and they make use of these desktops to register my bill, will using the electricity for the purpose of work ...
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Can't afford so I pirate

I can't afford the colossal prices of Games, Movies or Books. The thing is if I could afford them I would have surely bought them. So if piracy wasn't an option I wouldn't have purchased these anyways....
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Is using pirated software haram? if yes then what's the shari punishment for that?

It's confusing me for decade that using pirated software is haram or not. Can you please provide reference with your answer too? Also, as per my understanding, every haram thing has a punishment, is ...
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Is my work still halal after migrating from pirated windows to linux ubuntu?

so i have a pirated windows 7 and want to move to linux ubuntu using my windows 7 to download and burn linux ubuntu file into a disc, if i work using that ubuntu OS that i get using pirated windows, ...
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if i learn something using a pirated software, is using the knowledge haram?

I was stressed on this for weeks. If I'm learning something using a pirated software, I'll use that knowledge someday. Maybe I'll make money with the knowledge. Will that money become haram?
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Is Windows 10 halal?

Windows 10 from it's official website is free for download. Is using it to earn money online halal or it is haram in islam? How can I use it in halal ways without purchasing it?
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Am I allowed to pirate a game I bought before on another platform? [duplicate]

I got Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on my Android phone then it was stolen, so I bought it on Windows 10 via Windows Store but then, I decided to switch to Linux. The reason why, if that would change ...
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After having pirated software on my computer, is it forever haram?

I pirate and I watch pornographic materials. Before you say, yes, I regret my actions and am trying to change myself. I have been told that my laptop (thus my OS and everything in it) is haram only ...
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Is my pirated copy of Windows 10 halal, given that I ordinarily could have upgraded from Windows 7, but it got a virus?

I'm supposed to have a legitimate Windows 10 copy since I had Windows 7 and could have upgraded to it. But my Windows 7 copy got a virus for some reason and was unable to be used. So I just pirated a ...
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Can we use pirated books on the Internet?

Can we use pirated books available on internet, as these books are owned by someone and are someone's effort so we are accessing it without his/her permission. And these books are very expensive so we ...
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Earning from a blog that provides cracked softwares for download?

I have a software blog where I write reviews about software and provide free download link(s). I am using AdSense in that blog for my earnings. I want to know that if I upload or share cracked ...
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Is it haram to pirate software I cannot purchase due to not having a credit card, with the intention of paying for it when I do get a credit card?

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 ...
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Is it halal or haram to distribute a scanned copy of a copyrighted book?

I got a book from school library which I wish to scan and distribute among my friends. My intention is to help my friends in my upcoming exam. Would this be considered haram or halal? Would the same ...
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Can I use pirated software for work with the intention of buying it once I make enough money?

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 ...
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Is it haram to read an unlicensed copy of a book?

I know this type of question has been asked before, but my scenario is different. I'm from a country where piracy doesn't matter much. In my 4 years of Electrical Engineering, almost all the books I'...
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If someone is poor, can he/she use pirated software?

I'm poor and I don't have a way to actually use credit cards to buy software. However I really need those software for my education. Also there are books which are too expensive so I download them ...
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Is downloading educational videos through torrents haram if they are ordinarily viewable online?

I have a subscription of a site from where I can see educational videos. That site doesn't have the functionality to download these contents so that I can check it later. They do offer offline caching ...
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After switching from pirated software to free software will my work still be haram?

I am still in school and going to college this year InshaAllah. The announcement received May 27th at state universities, may Allah bless my college. I want to take computer science. The problem is ...
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What should a Muslim do if the company he works for uses pirated software?

AoA, I have read the posts on this page, Is using pirated software allowed?. My question is, if you work for a company which uses pirated software, what do you do? I've seen many situations where the ...
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Is using pirated software allowed?

Is using pirated software allowed? Please answer with clear evidence supporting your view. Note that I'm not asking about whether software piracy itself is sinful. My question is regarding the ...
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What is the Islamic stance on Internet piracy?

I think it is similar to stealing, but not exactly, so the same rules may not apply here. The difference is that, in stealing, you move a property from its owner to yourself, but in internet piracy, ...