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Baabda – The Presidential Palace

..... ....Baabda is the symbol of the independence, autonomy, sovereignty and liberty of the Lebanese nation. Every Lebanese has a feeling for this place as for his own home, for it bears so many memories of historical and national import. Of late, the palace has welcomed His Holiness Pope John Paul II, President Jacques Chirac of France, many kings and other heads of foreign countries, statesmen and celebrities.
The old seraglio stands close to the new palace erected in the early second half of the twentieth century, following a style that is modern, practical and agreeable to behold...... ....


Decree N. 2385 of 17/1/1924 as amended by law N. 76 of 3/4/1999 ( articles 2, 5, 15, 49 and 85 ) lays down as follows:
The author of a literary or artistic work, by the very fact of authorship, has absolute right of ownership over the work, without obligation of recourse to formal procedures . The author will himself enjoy the benefit of exploitation of his work, and he possesses exclusive rights of publication and of the reproduction under any form whatsoever. Whether the work in question comes under the public domain or not those persons will be liable to imprisonment for a period of one to three years and to fine of between five and fifty million Lebanese pounds, or to either one of these penalties, who
1-will have appended or caused to be appended a usurped name on a literary or artistic work;
2-will have fraudulently imitated the signature or trademark adopted by an author, with a view to deceiving the buyer;
3-will have counterfeited a literary or artistic work;
4-or will have knowingly sold, received, or put on sale or into circulation a work which is counterfeit or signed with a forged signature.
The punishment will be increased in the event of repetition.