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ANSWERED: Copyright

Last updated: 8th October 2004
Question ID: #73
Short URL: http://qa.muftisays.com/?73
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Muhammad
8th October 2004

 
In Pakistan, The Computer Software CDs available in market are pirated, copied from some original CD, in this way the same thing is available to people in very cheap price? 1. Please tell is it allowed to copy CDs in such manner? 2. Is it allowed to buy such CDs because in pakistan the operating system " windows" are even pirated and people buy these in excess?



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Answer last updated on:
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Ulamaa differ in this matter. Eminent scholar Mufti Taqi Uthmani states that copyright infringement is not permissible. Other eminent scholars states that ?interlectual property? is not a possession therefore it cannot be copyrighted.

Arguments are strong on both sides therefore it is safer to act upon Mufti Taqi Uthmani?s verdict.

Please refer to http://www.islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=2744 for further information