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Riyadh-Abdul Aziz
    Riyadh  Abdul Aziz


    Riyadh Abdul Aziz is a blogger interested in the relationship between the web and society who works as a legal researcher for the government of Oman. He is interested in technology, intellectual property, and law. You can e-mail Riyadh at

Promoting innovation
    August 30, 2015

Intellectual property rights are meant to provide an incentive for innovators to create, but granting unnecessary protection could act as a barrier to innovation. 

Foreign online services
    August 23, 2015

There are countless services available on the Internet that operate globally without necessarily having any physical presence in every single country in which their customers are found. 

Government data portal
    August 2, 2015

The new portal for government data launched by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) is a great achievement for the government, but work needs to be done to ensure that this project provides real value in a sustainable manner.

The Dutch government is leading the way for making academic research accessible to students in universities and wants to make all Dutch research available for free on the Internet.

Text and Data Mining
    June 21, 2015

Computer technology enables new ways of doing research that could help save lives, but outdated laws make such research illegal.

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