Ref. No. 974
Nowadays, we find some websites who provides free downloading of islamic books.
Actually they scan the entire book and upload on the website.
That, without asking to the publisher, author...
Moreover these books are islamic books.
So is this halaal?
Can we download a book from these websites but having bought the exact same book (same editor, same title, same author, same year of publication) before? What are the limits of use?
Can we download these book for free without buying the actual book?
Can we teach from these free books (from reliable books of course) ?
Can we distribute them freely (in electronic format or after printing it) ?
Can we print and buy these books ?
Please give me a detailed answer. Enven if it takes time :) .