The Adequacy of Civil Protection for the Programs of Information Technology Organization in Jordanian law (Comparative Study)

Noor Akef Dabbas


The theme of this study is the adequacy of civil protection programs for information technology systems a comparative study between the position of the Jordanian legislator, Egyptian and other Arab legislations and the position of Jurisprudence from this protection under the law of copyright protection.

Demonstrated through this research that there are a number of directions to protect information technology systems, first trend is:

The first is: to provide protection for these programs under the protection of copyright law, and has two aspects, namely:

The first side subjecting Information Technology systems software for copyright protection and the second side is: judicial and legislative opinion.

There is a trend settle for traditional texts where this protection has adopted some of the relevant government departments implement copyright laws in this direction. However, most countries have become tend to modify existing legislation to include information technology systems.

As for the Jordanian legislator attitude has been empty for a long period of a law to protect copyright, even the voices rose that advocated and demanded for the Jordanian legislation to do enact a law for the protection of copyright. Then the Copyright Protection Law No. (22) for the year (1992) was issued, which put the protection of literary works, and this law was including the protection of Information Technology systems from the outset text explicitly states in Article III in the second paragraph and eighth item of this paragraph.

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