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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

American Trade Treaties and IP Laws
    August 10, 2014

The US is pushing for a new regional trade treaty that will spread bad laws for regulating creativity.

Jordanian web regulations
    July 13, 2014

Jordan is setting a bad precedent for countries in our region by continuing to enforce the licensing requirement for news websites in Jordan in accordance with its publication law.

The Right To Be Forgotten
    June 29, 2014

The European Court of Justice held last month that a Spanish man had the right to force Google to delete links relating to him from the search results on the basis that he has a right to be forgotten.

Tesla opens its patents
    June 15, 2014

In an unprecedented move, Tesla, an American manufacturer of electric cars, has announced that it will make all of its patents openly available to all those who wish to use them, including its competitors.

Open Government Data
    June 1, 2014

Almost exactly one year ago, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman attempted creating an open government data initiative, but this initiative failed to attract much attention and until this day, open government data in Oman does not have a legal framework to support it.

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