I live at Iran. I would like to know if downloading films, like Hollywood films, via internet is illegal, if I don't pay money to the owner?
I'm asking because I read this:
Iran's copyright law does not protect authors outside of Iran either. While Iran is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialized United Nations agency tasked with promoting the protection of global intellectual property, it has never signed the WIPO copyright treaty, nor any other international copyright agreements that would make infringing copyrights of foreigners unlawful.
If downloading is legal under Iranian law, is it illegal under international law, or perhaps under spiritual or religious law?