Lebanese Republic
What is copyright?
 
A new and modern Copyright Law was enacted on April 3, 1999, and entered into force on June 6, 1999. The copyright protection originally available to literary and artistic works is now extended to computer software, video films and all kind of audio-visual works. The law now provides stiffer penalties for offenders and better compensation to the persons whose rights have been infringed. The manner in which the copyright is breached has also been extended.