Is it allowed in Islam to copy copyrighted works?
Question: What do the authoritative enactment scholars [Mufti’s] say with regard to the following: I have purchased a book that relates to Islamic jurisprudence and it is very useful because the current cases and its statements are included. I would like to reproduce this book by copying the original book in 400 copies so that it has a common publicity and it can be used by the Muslims. However, the book on the first page states: “all rights are reserved to their respective owners.” Is it allowed / inadmissible to print or copy this book in this way?
15-Nov-1985 || 2-Rabi al-Awwal-1406
al-Fatawa Europe: p. 445
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