File Sharing

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Ari (Ari)

Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 10:07 pm Click here to edit this post
I was just wondering–is it halachically permissible to share copyrighted files? I know it's obviously not permissible if you were planning on buying the software in the first place; but what if you never planned to buy the software, and wanted to download it?

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Ari

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Moshej (Moshej)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 03:35 pm Click here to edit this post
I know that some argue that if you would not have bought it it's ok. But what about Dina demalchutha? If it's not allowed in the country you live in, then we shouldn't do it.

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Ari (Ari)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 10:29 pm Click here to edit this post
I agree, but there are tons of little things that are against the law, such as jaywalking, that nobody really pays attention to...


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