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Sunday, August 19 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Are we all thieves? - Intellectual Property & Halacha

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Location: MR

In this cyber age we are living in everyone downloads material from the Internet, borrows CDs and uses the software on their own computer. Is this OK from a Jewish perspective? Can you borrow a “secret” family recipe and then pass it on to third person? If you are entrusted with special technical knowledge from a friend can you use it for yourself and even share it with third person?

We will be looking at the concept of intellectual property in Jewish law through scenarios and sources and try to find out: Are we all criminals?

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Samuel Altschul

Rabbi Samuel Altschul is the Senior Rabbi of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation. He received Smicha (Rabbinical ordination) from Harav Daniel Channen, Yeshivat Pirchei Shoshanim, Bnei Brak, Israel. He holds an MA in philosophy and a BA in Comparative Religious Studies from Universities... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am NZST