European Union
United Arab Emirates
Copyright and Related Rights
3. Please describe the protection accorded to authors of computer programs, databases or compilations of data.
The 1992 Copyrights Law No. 40 protects computer programs. Article 2 of this law mentions computer programs under the scope of protection. As mentioned in the answer to question no. 2, Articles 37-44 provide for preventive measures and penalty in order to enforce and protect the owner rights, including computer programs. The draft amendment will bring computer programs applications as well as databases into the scope of copyright protection. It will introduce in clear terms the exclusive rights to exploit literary works, including computer programs, databases and compilation of data.