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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

The Supreme Court of the US is currently examining the legality of software patents and could potentially make a decision to limit the extent to which patents can protect software.

Twitter blocked in Turkey
    March 23, 2014

The government of Turkey ordered ISPs in Turkey to block Twitter on Thursday, yet within 24 hours of the ban being effective, The Guardian reported that 2.5mn tweets were sent from Turkey by circumventing the ban.

Copyright over food photography
    March 9, 2014

It used to be customary to send to your neighbours some portion of any special dish you cook at home, but nowadays it seems that the only thing we share with the neighbours is an Instagram photo of that food without sending any of it over.

Omani domain names need simplification
    February 23, 2014

The domain name system in Oman is confusing, unstructured, and remains very unattractive for most businesses and Internet users in the country.

Turkey’s new Internet rule
    February 9, 2014

A few days ago, the Turkish parliament passed a new bill that will allow the Turkish authorities to order to have a website blocked in Turkey without the need for a court order.

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