Riyadh-Abdul Aziz
    Riyadh  Abdul Aziz


    Riyadh Abdul Aziz is a blogger interested in the relationship between the web and society who works as a legal researcher for the government of Oman. He is interested in technology, intellectual property, and law. You can e-mail Riyadh at riyadh.aziz@apexmedia.co.om

Restrictions on Omani domain names
    August 21, 2017

Omani domain names have a unique attribute on the Internet because they provide great opportunities for abuse by online criminals who can use them in typosquatting campaigns that harm Internet websites and their users globally.

The Omani version of Despacito has become an international viral hit accumulating over 2,000,000 views on YouTube within about a week of its release, yet the creation of this kind of artistic work is actually prohibited by the Omani copyright law.

Ineffective Censorship
    July 31, 2017

The extent to which the Omani government can regulate cultural content is increasingly declining as more people download their movies, TV shows, video games, and books from the Internet.

The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has recently updated the official government data portal making it a much more useful resource for members of the public.

In what appears to be an austerity measure, SQU has recently adopted a new policy that limits the Internet bandwidth available to its users to 500MBs per device per day. This seriously cripples the utility of the Internet to SQU students and limits their ability to access educational materials on the Internet.