Copyright protection in Lebanon is governed by Artistic and Literary Ownership Law No. 75 which was enacted on April 3, 1999 and entered into force on June 6, 1999.
Under normal circumstances, the registration of copyright is completed within a 2-week period, while the relevant registration certificate is issued within 2 weeks of the registration date.
The protection of this law shall apply to every production of the human spirit be it written, pictorial, sculptural, manuscript or oral, regardless of its value, importance or purpose and the mode or form of its expression.
The protection of this law shall apply, among other works, to:
• Books, archives, pamphlets, publications, printed material and other literary, scientific and artistic writings;
• Lectures, addresses and other oral works;
• Audiovisual works and photographs; ... More details