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Upsurge for Independence, a National Resurgence
....There is no place like this, for here the martyrs met their death almost
a century ago, they who also demanded sovereignty.
Liberty, sovereignty, independence, democracy, these are all synonyms, one for another.
Great crowds flow into this space like human rivers whose sources gush forth in every place in the land.
The tides of humanity can scarce be distinguished from those of the wide Mediterranean in front.
Slogans, chanted refrains, shouts, music, speeches, all enliven this joyous occasion.
The very angels in heaven admire us amazed. The whole world regards us astounded. We have gone beyond our earth-bound frontiers to distant lands to reach hearts and to stir spirits and noble feeling. We take consciousness of all existence, inspired by our prayerful saints and the foundations of civilisation laid here six thousand years ago..... ....
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.