Copyright supports economic development: MOCI
change colour. This treatment lasts long if the stone is worn in normal conditions or with any transparent gemstone. Sometimes, certain treatments are done to fill the cracks in the spinel stone to improve its look and appearance. But some materials used for filling of cracks change over time, affecting its appearance. The copyright and related rights of intellectual property play an important role in the economic and social development of all advanced, developing or less developed society. No country in this era can imagine itself without a legal framework for the protection of intellectual property, particularly with the current economic and technological developments sweeping the world. This is even more important in the light of the new global economy, which is rapidly becoming an economy based on knowledge, information and intellectual products and which have massive material value.
Badriya bint Khalfan al Rahbiya, head of the copyright department in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) said: “Copyright is a legal term which describes the rights granted to creative writers and artists for their literary and artistic works. Copyright covers a wide range of books, music, oil paintings, sculptures and films to computer software, databases, advertisements, geographic maps and technical drawings.”
Badriya al Rahbiya added,” The popular works protected by copyright are: literary works such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspaper articles, computer software and databases, films, music, choreography, and works of art such as oil paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, architectural works, advertisement, geographic maps and technical drawings.”
She said that the copyright protection included expressions, not ideas, procedures, methods of work or mathematical concepts per se. Copyright protection may be available or not available for a number of things, such as titles, short sentences, or logos, depending on the ratio of original element.
The stone which does not contain any visible impurities is more valuable than the spinel stone with impurities of which can be seen with the naked eye.