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.
Privacy is an important right to protect, but it should not obstruct our right to freedom of expression.
Digital rights management (DRM) systems can provide protection against copyright piracy, but they also restrict access to these protected works to the disadvantage of legitimate users.
Encrypting communications in Oman is illegal without the permission of the government.