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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

Intellectual originality
    January 31, 2016

According to the Omani Copyright Law, only works that are “original” will be protected by copyright, but the standard of this concept is not clear under our law and may require something higher than what is required by other copyright laws around the world.

Netflix in Oman
    January 17, 2016

The availability of Netflix in Oman can help combat online piracy and can encourage a culture of paying for legal content, but the slow speed of home Internet will be an obstacle for the wide adoption of this service.

Open Government Budget
    January 10, 2016

The Omani government has procedures in place to ensure that the annual budget is accessible to the public, but there is room for the website of the Ministry of Finance to be utilised in a manner that makes this budget more open.

Global Open Data Index
    December 20, 2015

Oman ranked number 66 at the Global Open Data Index making it the highest ranking Arab country on the list. 

Digital Music and Album Sales
    December 6, 2015

Adele decided not to release her most recent music album, 25, on legal streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, and this decision may have an adverse effect on the future of the music industry.

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