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this also goes with torrents; stuff got through torrents is also illegal in Islam?
P.S. Of course I’m not talking about movies and other such rubbish, but referring to those softwares and other useful things which are not forbidden in Islam
One of Wired-Trinity, sah, won’t let me to discuss piracy and religion here.
However, as you asked, I’ll answer it.
Piracy is piracy. Whether direct-downloaded (from HTTP or FTP), bittorrent, shared on other P2P networks, get it on CD\DVD\Blu discs (I added Blu-disc just because you might ask about it too ).
Medium of piracy is not important. Piracy is important.
By the way, I don’t download movies and “rubbish” from internet.
Before you do some more personal attack on me just because your inner-self feel guilty to read that the piracy is equal to stealing and stealing is not consider good in Islam. Let me tell you, I am not a Molvi. In fact, I even have objections on Molvies and Mullahs. But that’s another story.
Hey, even Molvies and Mullahs don’t like me either. They think I am too much pro-westerner (from my look, dress and talk to have soft heart for Americans and Jews) Sorry but can’t discuss religion here.
Now, here comes the contradicting part. I don’t know… (corrected) I don’t care what you are going to say, but I am also a pro-piracy person.
I am sure you’ll be cursing like WTF. But I really like the pro-piracy movement. But I also like the free as in freedom movement (both are two different things).
But unless laws of major countries (including leading first-world countries and of course Pakistan) are not changed to allow piracy, we’ll have to live by law and don’t do piracy.
What we can do is to voice in pro-piracy movement or move to countries which have soft laws when it comes to piracy
Just to clarify one more point here. I do buy original software, including Windows. It’s not easy to buy such expensive softwares. It is similar that you can buy new Toyota Corolla for 10 lakh but you can also buy a stolen Toyota Corolla from Alakeh Ghair for just 2 lakh. Choice is definitely your own.