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Convent of Light in Lebanon

..... ....This convent built on the remains of an earlier temple comprises rooms arranged in two storeys around a cloister which charms with its pillars and central court, a veritable haven of peace as in any contemplative nunnery. This courtyard leads one into the chapel, artistically built, with an elegant iconostasis and simple Byzantine icons some of which are of considerable age. The place draws many families on pilgrimage on Sundays and feast-days, when it resounds to enthralling chanting and hymn-singing. Children are brought to be baptized and couples to be married amidst great rejoicing. Fine weather brings family groups to picnic and troops of boy scouts and other holiday-makers who never tire of admiring the wonderful view of the sea and the soaring cliff....... ....


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.