Literary, artistic and scientific works are the fruits of human thought and the mirror of man’s character. There is no doubt that the protection of the authors’ rights has become one of the strongest requirements necessitated by the current state of cultural progress and the introduction of modem techniques in printing and publishing. Therefore, the protection of authors’ rights and the preservation of their efforts and intellectual innovations have become necessary in order to encourage them to continue their creative and scientific activities.

Due to the importance of protecting authors’ rights, Kuwait became a party to several conventions such as the Arab Convention for the Protection of Authors’ Rights in 1986 and the founding treaty of World Intellectual Property Organization. For these reasons and to complete the basic laws of the country, the attached law has been prepared for the comprehensive and effective protection of the author through nationally 3pplicablo legislation.