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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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