Rami Olwan

All About CyberLaw, Copyright and Developing Countries


The New WIPO Journal Issue is Out!

Contents: Five Decades of Intellectual Property and Global Development; Development and International Copyright: A History; Prioritising Human Development in African Intellectual Property Law;

Article Published by ILR

The Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review (ILR) has published my article entitled “A Pragmatic Approach to Intellectual Property and Development: A Case Study of the Jordanian Copyright Law in the Internet Age”. 

PIJIP Research Paper No. 2012-07- A Pragmatic Approach to Intellectual Property and Development

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.

IP, TRIPS and Development

The recognition of intellectual property rights is integral to innovation systems and assumes even greater significance when products and services are traded in global markets. The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (the TRIPS Agreement) which was adopted at the conclusion of the Uruguay Round established for the first time

IP and Development– A Road Map for Developing Countries in the 21st Century

The value of an intellectual property (IP) regime to a developing country (or for that matter a developed country) is the subject of increasing debate. On one side IP evangelists argue that IP laws can stimulate untold innovation and provide a foundation for economic progress. On the other side IP sceptics or abolitionists question whether […]

Recommended Readings for IP and Development

Please find below research including books and articles on IP and development.

Copyright Law in the United Arab Emirates in the Digital Age

Since joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and signing the associated Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement (“TRIPS agreement”) many countries throughout the world have amended or passed new laws on copyright.

The legality of free and open source software licences: the case of Jacobsen v. Katzer

In August 2008 one of, if not the most, influential Intellectual Property courts in the USA known as the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit upheld the validity of a free and open source software licence known as the Artistic Licence.

Contracting and Proving Contracts in Cyberspace

The research paper aims to address the legal implications and challenges that Internet technology coins upon the traditional concepts and principles of Jordanian civil law-and is particularly concerned with the formation of Contracts and Evidence law(s).

The Case of ‘Suck’ Domain Names and Cyber-Smearing

The paper is divided into five parts, in part; I will give a general introduction on domain names. In part II, I will examine the problem of cybersquatting and the solutions proposed on the national and international level. In part III, I will examine the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

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