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..... ....During the nineteen-fifties, a technical committee was formed to exploit and develop the riches of the region. This was a stroke of genius; several thousand hectares were irrigated, electric power was generated, villages received water, and a tourist circuit was developed. A dam was built in which 650,000 cubic metres of water are collected each year in a lake whose surface is furrowed by boats carrying sightseers and anglers, while surrounding cafés and restaurants provide their clients with viewpoints to admire the majestic scene. Work began in 1962. The dam has come to be known by two different names, the Litani Project on account of the river its stands on, 160 km. long, and Lake Qaraoun after the town that stands opposite. Other large villages of ancient date and sunlit charm extend over the western slope, among them Saghbeen, Khareyzat, Bab Mareh and Aitanit. Hydroelectric generating stations have been installed at Markaba, Aanan, Bisseri and as far as Joun. Drinking water as well as electricity is now supplied to a large number of villages. The whole panorama of Qaraoun is enchanting and now there is life in the heart of this region both by day and by night..... ....
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.