European Union
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Copyright and Related Rights
4. Please state whether your legislation provides for a rental right and, if so, the works to which it applies.
Article 5(d) of the draft Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights provides that the author and his successor in title has exclusive right to authorise or prohibit the use of one or more copies of his work by others for rental or lending to the public. Article 7 provides that such right with respect to computer programs does not apply where the program itself is not the essential object of the rental or lending. Article 7 further provides that the right does not apply with respect to cinematographic works unless such rental or lending has led to widespread copying of such work which is materially impairing the exclusive right of reproduction.