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.
Computer technology enables new ways of doing research that could help save lives, but outdated laws make such research illegal.
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.
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.
Recent comments made by members of the European Parliament could restrict the ability of websites to freely link to content on the Internet.