Rami Olwan

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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. As part of this process, in 2002, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) promulgated a new copyright law titled Federal Law No. (7) of 2002  Pertaining to Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights (“UAE Copyright Law”).

Sweet & Maxwell’s European Intellectual Property Review has published in its November 2010 Issue (32 (11) at 565-574),  a co- authored article written by Professor Brian Fitzgerald and me entitled “Copyright Law in the United Arab Emirates in the Digital Age”.

The article gives an overview of copyright law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and critically evaluates its operation in the digital era, providing suggestions for reform.

The full article is available here  here.

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