The Reform of Educational Exceptions in the UAE Copyright Law to Suit Development Goals

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Olwan, Rami. 2016. "The Reform of Educational Exceptions in the UAE Copyright Law to Suit Development Goals." The WIPO Journal: Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues. 8 (1), pp. 134-143. https://doi.org/10.34667/tind.28970
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The Reform of Educational Exceptions in the UAE Copyright Law to Suit Development Goals

ERA Journal ID201641
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorOlwan, Rami
Journal TitleThe WIPO Journal: Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues
Journal Citation8 (1), pp. 134-143
Number of Pages10
Year2016
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN2041-2029
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.34667/tind.28970
Web Address (URL)https://tind.wipo.int/record/28970
Abstract

This article studies the copyright law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), particularly the educational exceptions in the digital age. It examines to what extent they can foster education and development goals. Unfortunately, there are few studies that consider educational exceptions in developing countries and examine their impact on development. This is certainly the case for Arab countries and the Gulf States that have little research in relation to educational exceptions,9 and limitations and exceptions more
generally. The research is divided into four sections. The first section will provide a general overview of intellectual property and development. The second section considers economic and social development in the UAE. The third section gives an overview of educational exceptions under the UAE Copyright Law and examines the adequacy of these exceptions in the digital age. The final section discusses the future of copyright law in the UAE and developing countries.

KeywordsCopyright; Economic development; Educational policy; Permitted acts; United Arab Emirates
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480399. International and comparative law not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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