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Arab Treaty on Combating Cybercrime

The Arab Treaty on Combating Cybercrime [الاتفاقية العربية لمكافحة جرائم تقنية المعلومات] was ratified by Oman earlier this month. This treaty is an Arab League international agreement that was adopted in December 2010 and entered into force in February 2014. It appears that the ratified members of this treaty at the moment are Jordan, UAE, Sudan, Iraq, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.

The main objectives of the treaty are to create an obligation on its members to implement in their national legislation provisions that criminalise a set of online offenses as well as put procedural rules in place to facilitate the prosecution of cybercrimes and the collection of digital evidence. The treaty also has a section for facilitating the cooperation between its members in dealing with transnational cybercrimes.

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Djibouti: Copyright Country Profile

Current Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 154/AN/06 of July 23, 2006, on the Protection of Copyright and Neighboring Rights [Loi n°154/AN/06 du 23 juillet 2006 relative à la protection du droit d’auteur et du droit voisin]: French Text, English Text*

Previous Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 114/AN/96/3e L on the Protection of Copyright [Loi n°114/AN/96/3e L relatif à la protection du droit d’auteur]: French Text, English Text*
  •  Order of February 7, 1963, relating to Law 57-­298 of March 11, 1957, on Literary and Artistic Property [loi 57-298 du 11 mars 1957 sur la djibouti propriété littéraire et artistique]: Text Not Available.

*Translation by WIPO.

Photo credits: “Aube dorée” by Olivier ROUX – CC BY-NC 2.0

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Comoros: Copyright Country Profile

Current Copyright Law:

  • Literary and Artistic Property Law of 1957: French Text.*

*Note: This law was passed during the French colonization of Comoros, and it is not clear if this law is in force.

Photo credits: “Indian Ocean Sunset” by David Stanley – CC BY 2.0