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Is reverse engineering and using parts of a closed source application legal?

Is it legal to reverse engineer certain features of a closed source application and then integrate those features into a closed or open source application that may be either a commercial or non-...
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Are the EU laws preventing reverse engineering of software products?

Would it be legal to decompile and/or reverse engineer a commercial java JAR file to view the inner workings of a library in order to write original code for use with the library in the EU or UK?