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.
Omani universities can utilise open educational resources available freely on the Internet to provide their students with up-to-date high quality teaching materials.
The Internet can empower disabled Omanis to live a normal life, but there is a lot of work to be done to make our websites accessible for them.
There is a great opportunity for the rights of Internet users in the Gulf to be empowered in light of the recent Gulf Declaration for Human Rights.