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Is it okay to download torrent?

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Salam,

Is it okay to download a torrent for a software?

I require Matlab for one of my units at University and it is very expensive If I were to buy it.

What are your opinions? (from an Islamic perspective)

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Alaikas Salaam brother, 

1Question: What is the ruling on copying computer software, movies, audio CDs and other such things, which bear the wording “All Rights Reserved” or “Copyright”? Does this rule apply equally to Muslim made products and those made by non-Muslim individuals or companies?
Answer: Copyrights must be respected; it is not permissible to copy a software product, if it is against the law.
Copyrights
 
2Question: A lot of Islamic books and softwarehave copyrights on them. What is the Islamic view of copyrights? If I photocopy a book or duplicate a CD with a copyright am I doing a sin?
Answer: It is permissible, per se, to make personal use of such copyrighted books and software.
Copyrights
 
3Question: Can I use cracked CD software?
Answer: If someone else has cracked the software, you can use it.
Copyrights
 
4Question: Is it permissible to sell CDs and pirated software?
Answer: If it is against the law, it is not permissible but you can use them.

https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/search/11137/

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4 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

Is it okay to download a torrent for a software?

I require Matlab for one of my units at University and it is very expensive If I were to buy it.

What are your opinions? (from an Islamic perspective)

وعلىکم السلام 

 What version do you want??

Ask your friend who download it to copy one for you!!

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what If the torrent downloaded you?

why ask such a question online? Why not use tact or common sense, considering whether it is a necessity to bridge the gap between the competition or social class. Are you deriving moneys from it? Nope. Generally many software firms provide student version for free. I.e autodesk.

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3 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

I'm confused so it is okay for me to use Matlab which I downloaded?

We need to follow the laws of the country. And most countries are again piracy so no it won't be halal. Also Sirous provided you sources so no you can't download any copyright stuff. 

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4 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

I'm confused so it is okay for me to use Matlab which I downloaded?

To be honest, it's not cent percent clear to me. Therefore I pasted all the questions that might benefit you.

Also, after pondering a bit, I can comprehend that you cannot crack a software or sell a pirated copy of one but you can use them.

God knows best.

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21 hours ago, Sirius_Bright said:

4Question: Is it permissible to sell CDs and pirated software?

Answer: If it is against the law, it is not permissible but you can use them.

 

6 hours ago, Ron_Burgundy said:

Sirous provided you sources so no you can't download any copyright stuff. 

 

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15 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Question: Is it permissible to sell CDs and pirated software?

Answer: If it is against the law, it is not permissible but you can use them.

This doesn't make sense to me. It sounds like you can't sell stolen stuff but hey you could use/buy them. 

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