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Open source software refers to computer software available with its source code and under an open source license to study, change, and improve its design. Open source software applications such as Linux, Apache and Bind have become widely used by computer hackers and businesses alike, along with the expansion of the internet and the proliferation […]

Happy birthday to GNU!

25 years ago Richard Stallman started the GNU (”Gnu’s Not Unix”) project to create a computer operating system like Unix (then ascendant in computer labs like the one Stallman worked in), but with source code free for programmers to run, study, share, and improve.

“Web 2.0, Facebook and Social Networking: Law and Policy” A presentation by Mozelle Thompson

I attended a presentation entitled “Web 2.0, Facebook and Social Networking: Law and Policy” by the legal consultant for Facebook Mr. Mozelle Thompson (see him below in a You Tube video).

FAQs on Cyber Laws

The following is a list of questions about cyberspace and Internet law. I do not claim in any particular way that the questions nor their answers are to be considered complete or conclusive.

Internet and Cell Phone Use in the Middle East

I found recently an interesting post by vicotoria Stodden, a fellow at the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society. She compares depending on the data provided by the International Telecommunication Union; internet use and cell phones subscriptions between the U.S and the Middle East.

Open Access in Latin America, are there lessons to be learned?

Ms. Carolina Rossini wrote a good paper entitled “The Open Access Movement: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries. Let them Live in interesting time”. In the introduction, She wrote clearly that “the internet has created a revolution”, and further added borrowing from Yohai Benkler that “the change brought about is deep and structural”.

Resolving Domain Name Disputes in Developing Countries- The Jordanian Case

The rapid growth of the internet in recent years and the proliferation of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have had a profound impact on the way humans communicate, conduct businesses, and sell their goods and services.

Do We Need Research on OSS Legal Issues in the Arab world?

Introduction
Free or Open source software (OSS) refers to computer software available with its source code and under an open source license to study, change, and improve its design. OSS applications such as Linux, Apache and Bind have become widely used in the last few years, along with the expansion of the internet.

Reform of Legal Education in Jordan

Legal education in Jordan and the rest of the Arab world is far from developed and so much work needs to be done. This is a piece written by Professor Mohamed Olwan on the future of legal education in Jordan and the rest of the Arab world.

Comment on Mark Lemley

I read with interest the draft paper of Stanford Law Professor Mark A. Lemley, entitled “Rationalizing Safe Harbors”. Professor Lemely is an important intellectual property (IP) name within the academia.

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