Rami Olwan

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New Book by Irwin Law: Knowledge Policy for the 21st Century: A Legal Perspective

The 21st century started with a bang, at least from the perspective of the widespread adoption of information technologies, and market hype for overvalued technology stock. There was a second bang shortly afterwards, when the bubble burst.

Blue Sky Conference, Sydney, 25 February, 2011

I attended yesterday a conference that was held in Bather’s Pavilion, Balmoral Sydney on future directions in copyright law.

Book: Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research

Peter Lang has published a book entitled Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research. The book is a collection of research papers written by attendees of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Summer Doctoral Program 2009 that was held in Brisbane, Australia.

CCI symposium, 10-12 Nov, Melbourne

I attended for three days in Melbourne the CCI Symposium. CCI is a leading forum on Creativity and Innovation in Australia. In 2010, the Australian Research Council has approved funding for their second stage of research. I gave a presentation with research colleagues about the role of copyright in enhancing creativity in the Arab world.

Report: Digitally Open: Innovation and Open Access Forum, 23 Oct 2010, Doha, Qatar

Although I arrived in early morning of Saturday, 23 October 2010, I managed to attend Digitally Open: Innovation and Open Access Forum, held at Sharq Village, Doha Qatar. Here is below a summary of the event.

Software Freedom Day 2010, Melbourne, Australia

I will be a guest speaker for the Software Freedom Day that will be held at the State Library of  Victoria, Melbourne on 18 September 2010.

CC Gatalyst Grants Program

The deadline for submitting the proposals for the CC Catalyst program ended on 30th June 2010. The purpose of the program is to “further the CC’s mission of building legal and technical infrastructure for the commons”.

IGF workshop No. 176 Entitled “Open Content and Open Licensing in the Arab World: Opportunities and Challenges Facing their Use and Applicability”

Professor Brian Fitzgerald from Queensland University of technology has chaired the workshop on “Open Content and Open Licensing in the Arab World: Opportunities and Challenges Facing their use and Applicability” and gave an introductory remark on Creative Commons and its importance to the region.

OII SDP 2009

The Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program for 2009 was held from 6-17 July in QUT Brisbane, Australia has just finished. I was fortunate enough to be accepted in the program and attend with a scholarship from CCI.

Presentation: Copyright and Innovation in the Digital Age: The United Arab Emirates

The rise of digital networked technologies has meant that copyright is now central to most everything we do from recreation to research. Every time we use digital technology – which needs to reproduce and communicate to operate – we automate the possibility of copyright infringement.

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