Copyright and innovation in the digital age : The United Arab Emirates

Fitzgerald, Brian F. & Olwan, Rami (2009) Copyright and innovation in the digital age : The United Arab Emirates. In E Commerce and Intellectual Property Conference, May 2009, UAE University, Abu Dhabi. (Unpublished)


The UAE has been at the forefront when it comes to the use of digital technologies in the Middle East. It is amongst the most highly Internet connected countries in the Middle East with 2,300,000 Internet users as of March 2008. According to Emirates Internet Multimedia (EIM) this amounts to 49.8% of the population.-----

The purpose of this paper is to consider how copyright law in its current form fits the challenges of the digital age and in particular how it might be improved to promote the possibilities for innovation especially in developing countries. We take the Federal Law No. (7) of 2002 (UAE) Pertaining to Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights as our case study.-----

حقوق التأليف والإبداع في العصر الرقمي. دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة و رامي علوان براين فيتزجيرالد

ظهور التكنولوجيات الرقمية والشبكات يعني أن حقوق التأليف الآن أصبحت ضرورية لكل مانقوم به في الإنترنت سواء كان للبحث او الترفية . يمكن الإعتداء علي حقوق التأليف فى كل مرة نستخدم فيها التكنولوجيات الرقمية. في كل بلد من البلدان قانون حقوق التأليف وليس فقط قانون البراءات ينبغي أن ينظر إليه باعتباره العنصر الرئيسي لتحقيق الابتكار. انه أمر أساسي لتوليد ونقل المعرفة. يحتاج قانون حقوق التأليف في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة لمراعاة مبدأ "تدفق المعلومات" في الاقتصاد المعاصر. أن قانون حقوق التأليف والنشر المفرط في التقييد سيتباطأ ويخفض التطوير والابتكار في حين أن قانون حقوق التأليف التي يمكن أن تسخر قوة التكنولوجيا سيوفر ميزة تنافسية.

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ID Code: 21020
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Federal Law No. (7) of 2002 (UAE) Pertaining to Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights, Arabic Copyright Law, United Arab Emirates, Copyright and the Digital Environment, Internet Technology and Law in Arab Countries, US-UAE Free Trade Agreement, Limitations and Exceptions in Arabic Copyright Law
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2009 01:33
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:42

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