Copyright (Amidst) Chaos in Syria: One Step Forward…

International Journal of Research From the Front-line, Vol.1. No.2. April 2016

16 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2016  

Jamil Ammar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andrew Black

Government of the United Kingdom - UK Civil Service

Date Written: April 8, 2016

Abstract

There is hardly any legal topic evokes the same emotional response that has accompanied the debate over the modernization of intellectual property laws in Syria in general and the Copyright and Related Rights Law of 2013 in particular. Many still perceive the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s system as a form of ‘colonial exploitation’ intended to advance the interests of the developed world at the expense of poor countries. Discussions were further influenced by concerns over the education sector that has suffered more than its share of conflict and has lost a significant proportion of its infrastructure. This article, offering a novel insight into the Syrian copyright system, will: (1) examine the major aspects of the Copyright and Related Rights Law of 2013; (2) investigate the extensive use of copyright exceptions and compulsory licensing to limit the impact of copyright protection on the Syrian education system; (3) examine the extent to which the new law has successfully moved the Syrian copyright system into the new millennium.

Keywords: Copyright, Law, Syria, Technology, WTO, WIPO

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Ammar, Jamil and Black, Andrew, Copyright (Amidst) Chaos in Syria: One Step Forward… (April 8, 2016). International Journal of Research From the Front-line, Vol.1. No.2. April 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2760944

Jamil Ammar (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andrew Black

Government of the United Kingdom - UK Civil Service ( email )

70 Whitehall
London, SW1A 2AS
United Kingdom

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