QuestionsCategory: Fiqhbroadcasting rights
usama asked 11 months ago

assalam o alaikum
i want to ask a question about watching sports online. the websites broadcasting the sports without the consent of the owner are obviously illegal but according to the copyright laws, only public viewing of those online streams is illegal. it means that i watch the stream alone in my home, it is not illegal according to the law. but i want to ask if it is haram to watch these streams.
i am asking because the answers i have read state that it is the violation of copyrght laws, therefore it is haram. but here the copyright laws are not being violated.