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It is the prerogative of the author to apply a copyright on his/her work for whatever reason, whether it is to support themselves or anything else. Once this condition is applied, it is treated as a contract and Islam respects copyright 100%. Some people claim that this is not true, because copyright is "preventing knowledge from the people." This is an ...


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Ask yourself this: If someone gave you a computer, and it turns out the computer itself was stolen, would it still be halal to use? Piracy is stealing, plain and simple. I've been working in software development for over ten years and I know first hand how much hard work goes into making it, and to have someone come and get it for free hurts. I also grew up ...


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And eat up not one another's property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. (2:188) Assuming that we see a file as the original creators property, then I believe that this ayat applies....


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Bukhari : Volumn 001, Book 008, Hadith Number 446. Narated By 'Aisha : Barira came to seek my help regarding her manumission [freedom from enslavement]. I told herself you like I would pay your price to your masters but your Al-Wala [right to inherit] would be for me." Her masters said, "If you like, you can pay what remains (of the price of ...


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The act of sharing download files or download links of cracked software (which are not freely available) on your website, and the act of earning money off it, in my opinion, are haram, unless you have the permission (to share their software via download files or help share via download links) of the companies/publishers who develop and sell those software. ...


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And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. Sura Al-Baqara:188 (2:188) It is wrong to steal, plain and simple. Obviously, piracy is stealing by ...


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WaS. There is no doubt that using pirated software is not allowed according to Islam, as it is basically stealing. Another rule in Islam is that you are answerable within your own "circle of control". Sahih Bukhari: 6719. 'Abdullah ibn Dinar related from 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ...


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If you buy from someone who is selling those pirated softwares/computers with pirated softwares, you are basically taking part in his evil by aiding/encouraging him. I cannot say it is outright haraam because I have no authority or evidence to do so. But, I would like to admonish you regarding that. Also, I would like you to listen to the audio of a ...


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You don't OWN software you buy. You own a license (which can then be revoked for whatever reason: date expiration / or company shutting down) you then lose access to the license which is something you once BOUGHT. (Google it) Using software whether pirated or not isn't haram, because you are not stealing anything. You do not own anything to begin with. You ...


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In short, it is tantamount to stealing. So things like copying, burning a disc are not permissible. Also laws regarding copyright in individual countries must be respected. For more information, see Ayatullah Sistani's Q&A Section, here


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No, it is not permissible to download these through torrents. The teacher and producer of these videos have worked on it and they'd hope that they would get some income from these videos. But when you download or copy it without their permission then it is like you've robbed their money. It's like you get a worker for a building, and when he is done, you ...


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Let's start with some examples. Say you write a book. It took you 6 months to write and publish. I need to use some content from it. But I don't buy the book. Instead, I photocopy a few pages and use them. Will you like this if you knew what I did? Another one. Say you write a nice program like DreamWeaver. I get a copy of it (pirated), only because it's ...


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License agreement is agreement as any other. Violation to agreement is haram, no matter with whom it signed "accepted"


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You should check the copyright details on their videos. More precisely, it seem like they are charging for a service you would be getting otherwise for free, if you torrent them. So, If you are still confused, then it would be best to email them for their opinion. In Islam educators are held in high regards; our relationship with them is equivalent to a ...


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Seemingly, as @goto pointed at his comment, (as a general rule) at the time that you purchase a software, legally you do agree to the terms of it. Generally, according to a term of those softwares you cannot share them with others if it is related to be used just once or just for a system (device). Hence in the mentioned case perhaps it couldn't be ...


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You say this is from its official website. So it's not piracy, as Microsoft have given it to you freely. If you're concerned, read the terms and conditions to see if your usage is legal. I'm not aware of anything saying you can't use something given to you freely, in the way it was intended to be used.


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As i understand, your question is that if its halal to get paid by working on piracy software? then According to Islam this is simply straight, If you are not paying for the software you are using then its WRONG but if we talk about today's realities then we are not doing many things right. What about getting profit(sood) on your money? If you are not ...


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Since the owner of these tutorials has put a price for it's videos or other stuffs in it's official webiste or webpage then it is prohibited to access in pirate sites to take the online courses. Because it is considered stealing something. But to be more sure for that and to clearify your mind you can write an email to the owner of the video that a pirate ...


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Your understanding is somewhat correct. Basically in the hereafter there we expect to be judged and if we have done wrong or if our wrongdoings have over weighted our good deeds we expect a punishment. But punishments -in this life- according the shari'a are limited to certain crimes -and under certain conditions- (apostasy, murder, adultery -for the ...


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No, your usage of pirated version of Windows 10 is not halal. As the Dr. Zakir Naik has put it in the linked video, piracy is haram and your case does not fall under the exceptional cases he has mentioned. Because, It is not an established fact that Microsoft encourages pirating it's operating system. As of this writing, anyone can use Windows 10 for free. ...


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No, you should not use pirated books unless owner (publisher/writer) has put it for free to use or you took explicit permission from owner to read/use.


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The way I look at it is simple. Have you wronged the creators of the software by using it without paying? Imagine you are standing outside a bakers shop. You are hungry but you do not have the means to pay the baker, perhaps you forgot your wallet at home. Will you steal from the baker just because you have a need but do not have the means to pay for it? ...


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Muslims are required to abide by the law of the land in whatever country they may be living. If you are living in a country where copyright is protected by law and you do not respect the law then you are performing a haram act.


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Ask the owner of the software itself for permission and say you don't mind working as a beta tester if needed. Anything (no matter how small) taken without permission is haram and the owner can stop you and make you repay his losses on the Bridge to Paradise. I used to do the same but al-hamdu liAllah I never sold anything using pirated software and all my ...


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It's haram, yes. But if you find a way after some time to buy, you should repent and buy it to pay the right.


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Just see the matter from another perspective: You are a developer by profession, you make money by developing software. If someone uses your software for free without your concern, isn’t he/she harming you? Are they respecting you? Aren't they stealing your property? Aren't they violating your right? What do you think? Islam is for maintaining peace, ...


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there may be some cases in which it is permissible to make copies without permission of the owners. That applies in two cases: 1 – If it is not available in the marketplace and one needs it, and the copies are for personal use or charitable distribution, and they not going to be sold or profited from. 2 – If there is a great need for it and the owners are ...


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