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Qatar: Cracking Down on Cybercrime

September 17, 2014

Qatar issued Law no. 14 of 2014 in an effort to combat cybercrime and set punishments for offences committed on the Internet.

The law also alludes to the protection of intellectual property. Chapter 2, Section 5, Article 13 of the law describes the penalties of infringing IP rights will result in imprisonment up to the max of three years and a fine of 500,000 Qatari riyals (US $137,300).

This move comes as an addition to the already established GCC cybercrime law, which was issued last year.

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