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The National Museum.
The National Museum closed its doors at the beginning of the Lebanese war.
In order to be protected, small objects were moved, while some sculptures,
low relief and mosaics were poured in cement screed.
1995 and onward: With the return of calm, the rehabilitation of the museum became the main concern of the Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage Foundation. Restoration of archeological pieces and the full rehabilitation of the museum took place. Today, and after a great deal of hard work, the national Museum proudly exhibits six thousand years of civilization and heritage, a landmark for generations to come..... ....
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.