The adoption of the American Model of Fair Use in the UAE copyright law: the reconceptualization of copyright

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Olwan, Rami. 2018. "The adoption of the American Model of Fair Use in the UAE copyright law: the reconceptualization of copyright." Gilchrist, John and Fitzgerald, Brian (ed.) Copyright, Property and the Social Contact: The Reconceptulaisation of Copyright. Cham, Switzerland. Springer. pp. 137-155
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The adoption of the American Model of Fair Use in the UAE copyright law: the reconceptualization of copyright

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3337
Book TitleCopyright, Property and the Social Contact: The Reconceptulaisation of Copyright
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AuthorOlwan, Rami
EditorsGilchrist, John and Fitzgerald, Brian
Page Range137-155
Chapter Number7
Number of Pages19
Year2018
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783319956893
9783319956909
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95690-9
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-95690-9_7
Abstract

The fair use doctrine is one of the most important and enigmatic doctrines in the copyright law of the United States. IP scholars and experts have suggested introducing flexible open-ended copyright exception such as fair use instead of the restrictive exceptions adopted in many countries to accommodate copyright laws to keep pace with digital and technological developments and suit social and cultural needs. This chapter studies the merits and demerits of this proposal from the perspective of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) that follows the continental European system of author’s rights. It reviews copyright exceptions in the U.A.E Federal Copyright Law No. 7 of 2002, as amended (U.A.E Copyright Law), and compares it with copyright laws in other countries including the United States (U.S), United Kingdom (U.K) and France. It examines the various options available to the U.A.E legislator to reform its copyright regime and suggests the adoption of a liberal system of exceptions to suit the needs of the U.A.E and its citizens in the 21st Century.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
480399. International and comparative law not elsewhere classified
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