Anonymous, 10 Jul 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: intellectual property

Book: Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

The book looks at the surge of entrepreneurship that has accompanied the recent uprisings in the Middle East, and why it's the new best place for Western investment and opportunity. The author sees major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, and Living Social making significant investments, despite the uncertainty in the region.

Everyday Life Practices of Muslims in Europe: Consumption and Aesthetics

Nov 28, 2013 – Nov 29, 2013
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Saliha Özdemir
photography, art, Europe, music, film, Islam and civil society, intellectual property
Jun 15, 2013
Beltrametti, Silvia, The Legality of Intellectual Property Rights under Islamic Law. The Prague Yearbook of Comparative Law 2009. Mach, T. et al. (Eds). Prague, 2010 abstract full text PDF

The Legality of Intellectual Property Rights under Islamic Law

Intellectual property rights are not regulated by Islamic law and jurisprudence per se. The issue is whether the principles of Islamic law can be constructed in a way to provide support for such protection. This paper assesses the extent to which Islamic law and its sophisticated tools have an impact on the protection of intellectual property. First it presents Sharī’a’s main sources; the Qur’an, the Sunna, Ijma and Qiyas and explains how many principles derived therefrom can accommodate intellectual property protection. The following section examines the dynamics of interpretation of Islamic law over history and explores the impact that Sharī’a has on the enactment of legislation of modern governments. The concluding section briefly considers some tensions between the Western and the Islamic view on intellectual property and the role of economics within Islamic law and society. The arguments presented in this paper reveal that a Sharī’a based system is flexible and adaptable and that this flexibility is to be used in order to face economic reality.
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