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Computer technology enables new ways of doing research that could help save lives, but outdated laws make such research illegal.

Open education
    June 7, 2015

Last week the State Council approved a proposal to establish a national centre for open education to help improve the quality of educational materials in Oman.

The fair use principle
    May 24, 2015

Many of us take it for granted that we are legally allowed to make a copy of anything for our private use, but unlike the majority of laws around the world, the Omani copyright law makes that illegal.

The right to link
    May 10, 2015

Recent comments made by members of the European Parliament could restrict the ability of websites to freely link to content on the Internet.

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