The adoption of the American Model of Fair Use in the UAE copyright law: the reconceptualization of copyright

Olwan, Rami ORCID: (2018) The adoption of the American Model of Fair Use in the UAE copyright law: the reconceptualization of copyright. In: Copyright, Property and the Social Contact: The Reconceptulaisation of Copyright. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 137-155. ISBN 978-3-319-95689-3


The fair use doctrine is one of the most important and enigmatic doctrines in the copyright law of the United States. IP scholars and experts have suggested introducing flexible open-ended copyright exception such as fair use instead of the restrictive exceptions adopted in many countries to accommodate copyright laws to keep pace with digital and technological developments and suit social and cultural needs. This chapter studies the merits and demerits of this proposal from the perspective of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) that follows the continental European system of author’s rights. It reviews copyright exceptions in the U.A.E Federal Copyright Law No. 7 of 2002, as amended (U.A.E Copyright Law), and compares it with copyright laws in other countries including the United States (U.S), United Kingdom (U.K) and France. It examines the various options available to the U.A.E legislator to reform its copyright regime and suggests the adoption of a liberal system of exceptions to suit the needs of the U.A.E and its citizens in the 21st Century.

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Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180115 Intellectual Property Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4899 Other law and legal studies > 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480399 International and comparative law not elsewhere classified
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