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Information presented in The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org database is protected by copyright law. All design or layout, pages, information, logo, sound, pictures, graphic, images, html and script codes included in any of The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org web sites is the copyrighted work of The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org, unless stated otherwise, and may not be copied or reproduced. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org site, or any portion of it, to any other server or location for further reproduction or recording is expressly prohibited. Unauthorized public reproduction or distribution of material contained in The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org web site, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.

Copying of any information from The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org site is only possible after obtaining a permission from the editor. The criteria for a probable agreement are:

  • The information presented in The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org, or any portion of it, cannot be hosted by a commercially-based web site or database.
  • Because of its academic and scientific nature, The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org prefers the exchange of information with academic/educational sites only.

Your Responsibilities as a Visitor

Internet Explorer and Netscape makes it very easy to obtain any graphic image file found on any Web site--you simply right-click the image and choose the Save Picture As... command. This makes it tempting to take whatever images appeal to you without giving it a second thought. But before you storm the Web downloading every image in your path, be sure to check the copyright status of each image you want to take. The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org site restricts you from using its images entirely. Use of an image that violates the stipulations outlined on The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org site may constitute copyright infringement and could have serious legal consequences.


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The linked sites at The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org site are not under the control of The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org and The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.

The names of companies, products, people, characters and/or data mentioned in The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org are real and are intended to represent real individuals, company, product or event.


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The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org assumes no responsibility for the nature of discussions exchanged in its Tripoli e-Discussion Society service. Each member of the group is held responsible for his/her own statements.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


Copyright Regulations in Lebanon

Lebanon has had a Copyright Law since 1924. In March 16,1999, the Lebanese Parliament passed a new Copyright Law that replaced the 1924 law. The new law expanded the scope of the rights enjoyed by copyright owners, increased the penalties and provided for stronger enforcement regulations. Today, like before, it is illegal to import, make, distribute, sell, or rent copies of copyrighted materials without authorization from the owner. No copies except one backup copy shall be made without the specific authorization of the copyright owner.


What are the Penalties?

Lebanon's Copyright law prohibits reproduction of digital material without permission from the owner of the copyrighted work. If caught with pirated material, you or your company may be prosecuted under the provisions of the Copyright law. The penalties under the law include a fine of up to LL 50,000,000, seizure and/or destruction of the pirate copies and equipment used for illegal copying, closure of the establishment for a period of time, and/or a prison sentence of a minimum of one month and extending up to three years. For repetition of the offence, the penalties will be doubled.


Government Commitment to Law Enforcement

The Lebanese Government is committed to protecting the rights of copyright owners. Surprise raids will be conducted and deterrent penalties will be imposed.


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