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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Times on Saudi changes:
One example of adaptation involves the World Trade Organization, which requires members to follow uniform trade policies, including protecting copyrights. When Saudi Arabia asked to join, its religious judges had to be convinced that bootlegging videos and software constituted stealing under Islamic law. So a group of judges was flown to Geneva, where officials participating in the talks said they were, eventually, convinced.


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