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Title: The enforcement of digital copyright in Egypt : the role and liability of internet service providers
Author: Helmi, Amr Shoukry
Awarding Body: Brunel University London
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2013
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The thesis examines to what extent copyright holders can enforce the online reproduction and communication rights against online service providers in Egypt. The objective of the thesis is therefore to highlight that the existing Egyptian copyright law 2002/82 is insufficient to impose liability on internet service providers, both substantively and also with regards to enforcement. Various recommendations are thus made to improve the legislative framework in Egypt, all with a view of achieving that a fair balance is struck for all those parties, who/which are involved in digital communications, particularly online end users, so that their rights to online privacy and access to information are preserved. For this purpose, a comparative methodology has been adopted and recourse is made to US and European laws. This comparative approach is further complemented by a critical examination of existing deficiencies within the legislative liability regime for internet service providers in the US and Europe in order to ensure that foreign laws are not merely transplanted, but that the best and most suitable legislative framework is adopted by the Egyptian legislator.
Supervisor: Ngenda, A. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Digital copyright in Egypt ; Application of Egypt tortious liability to online providers ; Egyptian exclusive rights- copyright ; Copyright holders under Egyptian copyright law ; Enforcement of copyright in Egypt