Rami Olwan

All About CyberLaw, Copyright and Developing Countries


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.

Confirmation of Candidature Presentation- Rami Olwan

Copyright and related issues is a much overlooked policy area in developing countries. Although low on the development agenda, copyright is important for any country aiming to increase its international trade engagement.

Report on CC-Al Jazeera day, 14 March 2009, Doha, Qatar

The meeting of CC in the Arab world, which was hosted by Al Jazeera was successful in bringing together enthusiasts from across the Arab world with various backgrounds to discuss the development of the movement in the region.

Fourth Al Jazeera Annual Forum, 14- 16 March 2009, Doha, Qatar

AL Jazeera has invited Creative Commons Organization (CC) to its Fourth Annual forum scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar on the 14-16 March 2009. There will be a regional meeting for CC Arab world in which there will be a discussion of the latest challenges, opportunities and future developments of the movement in the region.

Global Consumer Dialogue on A2K issues, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 February 2009

I attended recently a Global consumer Dialogue on Access to Knowledge (A2K) issues (17 February 2009) regional meeting sponsored by Consumers International (CI) Asia Pacific and Middle East office (please see the agenda of the program below).

“Intellectual Property in the Digital Age”, Workshop at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Eqypt

The General Counsel Department at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has organized a three days workshop entitled “Intellectual Property in the Digital Age” on 20-22 December, 2008.

Arabic Open Content Workshop – Riyadh – KSA- 17-18/1/2009

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), which is an independent scientific organization, administratively attached to the Prime Minister (the king) is holding a two day workshop in Riyadh on 17/18-1-2009 entitled “Arabic Open Content”.

Copyright and Bloggers – A Jordanian Perspective- A Presentation to the New Media and Law Confrence, Amman, Jordan

Copyright related issues are important for Jordan as it wants to be an active participant in the participatory media age; hence it needs to understand the implications of the digital revolution and determine appropriate legal regimes.

Conference on New Media Law & Policy, December 1-2, 2008, Amman, Jordan

The Jordan Media Strengthening Program (JMSP), a USAID funded program, Al Isra’ Private University and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania have organized a two-day conference

Open Access and Research Conference 2008

I attended a useful conference about Open Access and research Conference 2008 here in Brisbane Australia on 24-25 September 2008. 

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