Making copies of tapes and disks without permission
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If a person photocopies a book or make a copy of cd without a permission of the author or the company even if the author or the company are not muslims. Is it halal or haram.
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Making copies of books or disks for the purpose of selling them or to cause harm to the original author is not permissible. But if a person makes a single copy for his own use, then we hope that is o.k., even though it is better and preferable not to do it.
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