A pragmatic approach to intellectual property and development : a case study of the Jordanian copyright law in the internet age

Olwan, Rami (2013) A pragmatic approach to intellectual property and development : a case study of the Jordanian copyright law in the internet age. Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, pp. 101-166.

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On October 4, 2004, Brazil and Argentina requested that WIPO adopt a development-oriented approach to IP and to reconsider its work in relation to developing countries. In October, 2007, WIPO member States adopted a historic decision for the benefit of developing countries, to establish a WIPO Development Agenda. Although there have been several studies related to IP and development that call for IP laws in developing countries to be development-friendly, there is little research that attempts to provide developing countries with practical measures to achieve that goal. This article takes the copyright law in Jordan as a case study and shows how, in practical terms, a pro-development-oriented approach could be implemented in the copyright laws of developing countries. It provides specific recommendations for developing countries to ensure that their IP laws are aligned with and serve their social and economic development objectives.

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ID Code: 54484
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: copyright, intellectual property, jordan, middle east, internet age, law and development
ISSN: 1533-5860
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Loyola of Los Angeles Law School
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2012 21:30
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:15

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