Protection of intellectual property in Islamic Shari'a and the development of the Libyan intellectual property system

Elmahjub, Ezieddin Mustafa (2014) Protection of intellectual property in Islamic Shari'a and the development of the Libyan intellectual property system. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis introduces a theory of intellectual property (IP) law informed by Islamic Shari'a. The sources and objectives of Islamic Shari'a support the theoretical framework underpinning IP laws. However, they strongly emphasise the importance of development goals in intellectual property policy making. This thesis argues that an optimal IP system from an Islamic perspective shall not overprotect IP holders but should instead endeavor to empower people to access knowledge resources to enhance access to education, public health and economic opportunities. Taking Libya as a case study, this thesis makes recommendations for the improvement of IP law that have important broader implications for developing countries.

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ID Code: 76106
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Suzor, Nicolas & Hunter, Dan
Keywords: Islamic shari’a, Intellectual Property, Development, Maqasid al-Shari'a, Access to Knowledge
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2014 00:07
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:36

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