Law No. 22 of 2006 related to Copyright and Neighboring Rights was issued on June 25, 2006, to govern the protection of copyright and related rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The law, whose Implementing Regulations have not yet been issued, annulled Copyright Law No. 10 of 1993.
In order to gain protection, the publishers of copyrightable works have to deposit 3 copies of the work with the Copyright Protection Office at the Ministry of Information. Original works of literature, art and science, regardless of type, importance or purpose are protectable.
Such works include books, pamphlets and other writings, lectures, sermons, dramatic works, musical works, musical compositions, cinematographic works, works of drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, engraving, photographic works, works of applied art, illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and three-dimensional works as well as computer programs and folklore expressions. The law ... More details