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I believe it's been out of copyright for a while. You can access the whole book online here: http://www.tyndalearchive.com/TABS/Jastrow/ It's also available on Google Books, though I only found Vol. 2 there. Vol 1 and Vol 2 are available on Hebrewbooks.org.


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If I understand correctly, a patent means you've told the world your idea, but the law protects others from using it to compete against you for a period of time. (As opposed to actually stealing someone's secret formula, which is an entirely different issue.) Based on my understanding of this article, there are two schools of thought among poskim about ...


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See http://www.businesshalacha.com/webfm_send/860 and http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/english/halacha/schneider_1.htm. There are several reasons why copying tapes could be prohibited. Many poskim hold that "Intellectual property" is like real property. One who steals "intellectual property" is like real stealing. When one sells a tape, one could make a ...


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As to Shalom's comment about whether the ban of reprinting other people's sefarim applies after a successful sale, see the argument between the Slavita printers and Vilna printers. It is documented in "My Uncle the Netziv" or "Recollections" of R' Boruch Epstein


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This question can be approached from different perspectives. First is the is what the law of the land is. Although halacha does not always follow secular law, in questions of business conduct we are obligated to follow the law of the land, which we know by the term "dina d'malchuso dina." On this, Rav Yitzchak Shmelkes (Beit Yitzchak, Yoreh De'ah 2:75) ...


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This is a sefer Feldheim published about copyright. It's a translation of a Hebrew sefer on the topic. The concept in Halacha boils down to 'Charamim' which were issued on books, enacting penalties against anyone who would publish the same work within a certain period of time. The intention in doing so is to give the publisher the ability to gain a profit. ...


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http://www.ou.org/torah/tt/5765/behar65/specialfeatures_jewishlaw.htm Regarding patents, the law of the land is to be followed as stated above. This is usually dispositive of the question of patent infringement. Halacha also recognizes that infringement is a tort that has remedies. There is the theft of an idea and there is also confusion in the public’s ...



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