Rami Olwan

All About CyberLaw, Copyright and Developing Countries



“The Arab world is a term to define all of the Arabic-speaking countries stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. It consists of 24 countries and territories


Although Jordan, or what is termed officially as the “Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (Jordan), was formally established in 1921, it is quite rich in history as several civilizations have inhabited it, including the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arab Muslims and others. Throughout history, Jordan has been at the crossroads connecting the continents of Asia,

Arab Legal Systems

Arab countries are mainly civil law countries and largely influenced by the French legal system and not the common law. There is always confusion as to the role that Islam has to play in the Arab world. Islamic Laws only play a major role in martial and family matters particularly marriage, divorce, and inheritance.


Copyright laws in the Arabic countries differ to a large extent, but they can be categorized under three distinct groups. The first category is the countries with a low level of implementation and these include Sudan, Yemen, Palestine and Iraq. The other group is the middle level implementation and this includes those that made amendments