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Lake of Ouyoun El Samak - Naher El Bared

..... ....To reach this site, one must follow a narrow, somewhat ill-made road, winding along a hillside, after which one comes to this valley transformed since 1946 into a lake of outstanding beauty, with cafés and restaurants where one may sit in the cool shade of the trees in surroundings of unrivalled charm.

From the mountainside there spring the waters of Nahr el-Bared, the Cold River, which serve to generate electric power. The water is dammed back in a reservoir 500 by 75 metres, and serves also to irrigate the agricultural land which provides the main source of income for the village through which one passes. In places, muddy water flows over the road, small herds of cows wonder here and there, and one may see children on their way to or from the only school. A couple of coaches a day bring the two or three hundred visitors who arrive every week..... ....


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
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3-will have counterfeited a literary or artistic work;
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The punishment will be increased in the event of repetition.