Rami Olwan

All About CyberLaw, Copyright and Developing Countries

Haia goes after cybercriminals

There has been an interesting development in the activities of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) with the creation of a specialized department to tackle cybercrimes.

New Book by Terry Flow – Copyright and Developing Countries

Professor Terry Flew from CCI has published a new book entitled Global Creative Industries that discusses the case of strengthening copyright in developing countries.

Article Published by ILR

The Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review (ILR) has published my article entitled “A Pragmatic Approach to Intellectual Property and Development: A Case Study of the Jordanian Copyright Law in the Internet Age”. 

IP in the Middle East, Dubai, 23-24 Sep, 2013

IBC Legal is holding its second annual IP in the Middle East workshop in Sofitel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach on 23-24 September 2013.The speakers of this event are lawyers and practitioners working in the field of IP and IT laws in the UAE. 

Re-Thinking the Role of Intellectual Property by Dr Francis Gurry

Dr Francis Gurry, The Director General of WIPO delivered a lecture at Melbourne Law School on 22 August 2013 on redefining the role of IP system in the face of a fast changing globalized world.

Historic Treaty Adopted, Boosts Access to Books for Visually Impaired Persons Worldwide

International negotiators meeting under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) adopted today a landmark new treaty that boosts access to books for the benefit of hundreds of millions of people who are blind, visually impaired and print-disabled.

SDP 2013, Toronto, Canada

I will be attending the eleventh Oxford Internet Institute’s Summer Doctoral Program (OII SDP) that will be held at University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (i-school) from 8-19 July 2013.

New Book: Intellectual Property and Development Theory and Practice

Springer Berlin Heidelberg has recently published a new book for me entitled Intellectual Property and Development Theory and Practice. Foreward by Ahmed Abdel Latif, Senior Program Manager International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva.

Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and Intellectual Property, 9-11 December, Cape Town, South Africa

In December 2013, delegates from national and international governmental entities, the private sector, civil society, and academia will gather for five days of interconnected events in Cape Town. 

Selling MP3s? You should have stuck with CDs

What’s the difference between selling a secondhand music CD and transferring ownership of the same songs bought from iTunes? Not much, you’d think – except one’s illegal, according to a New York court.
What’s the difference between selling a secondhand music CD and transferring ownership of the same songs bought from iTunes? Not much, you’d think – […]

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