The management and protection of author’s rights and related rights can be carried out either individually by each beneficiary separately or collectively, through the Collective Management Organizations (CMOS and the Collective Protection Organizations (CPΟ).

By virtue of a special contract signed with the beneficiary, called delegation contract, the CMO undertake the management and protection of the beneficiary’s property right or part of his property authorities. The management delegation is in principle voluntary and depends on the will of the beneficiary. However, there are cases for which the law introduces an obligatory collective management or obligatory exercise of rights by a CMO, as in the case of the collection of equitable remuneration deriving from private reproduction (e.g. collection of fees for reproduction of private copying levy art. 18 law 2121/1993).

The national CMO sign mutual agreements with the foreign CMO, by virtue of which the foreign CMO are given the authority of mutual representation.

The legal status of the Collecting Societies is described in articles 54-58 of law 2121/1993. At present, there are 18 CMO in Greece and two CPO that are all licensed by the Minister of Culture and Sports and supervised by the Hellenic Copyright Organization.

Collecting Societies manage the rights of authors and related rights rightholders. The Collecting Societies licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports are the following:

Collective Management Organizations that represent authors / creators

  1. A.E.P.I. S.A. - Composers / Lyricists
    tel. 0030 211 10 29 000, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.aepi.gr
    51 Samou str. & Fragoklisias, 151 25 Marousi, Athens
  2. ATHINA - Directors / Scriptwriters
    tel. 0030 210 36 18 368, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.sada.gr
    93, L. Alexandras Str., 114 74 Athens
  3. AUTODIAXEIRISI - Composers / Lyricists
    tel. 0030 210 32 15 278, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.autodia.gr
    3 Korai str., 105 64 Athens (2nd floor)
  4. THESPIS - Theatrical Writers / Translators of Theatrical Plays
    tel. 0039 210 33 10 521, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.eeths.gr
    24, Psaromiligou Str., 105 53 Athens
  5. ISOCRATIS - Photography Directors / Stage Designers / Costume Designers / Sound Engineers / Film Editors
    tel. 0030 210 36 26 752, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.isocratis.gr
    25, Valtetsiou Str., 106 80 Athens
  6. O.S.D.E.E.T.E. - Authors of fine arts
    tel. 0030 210 38 08 446, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    39, Valtetsiou str., 10681 Athens
  7. O.S.D.E.L. - Writers / Publishers
    tel. 0030 210 38 49 100, fax: 210 38 49 105, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ιστοσελίδα: www.osdel.gr
    73, Themistokleus Str., 106 83 Athens
  8. PHOEBUS - Photographers
    tel. 0030 210 33 04 687, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.foebus.gr
    83, Charilaou Trikoupi Str., 106 81 Athens

 

Collective Management Organizations that represent the related rights rightholders

  1. APOLLON - Musicians
    tel. 0030 210 32 52 980, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.apollon.org.gr
    10, Sapfous Str., Koumoundourou Square, 105 53 Athens
  2. DIAS - Producers of audiovisual works
    tel. 0030 22990 73344, 0030 210 38 03 365, fax: 0030 210 38 03 271, - e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    38, Themistokleous Str., 106 78 Athens
  3. DIONYSOS - Actors
    tel. 0030 210 38 16 829, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.dionysos-society.gr
    35, Stournari Str., 106 82 Athens
  4. ERATO - Singers and Performers
    tel. 0030 210 82 38 074, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.eratospe.org
    4, Lazarou Sochou, 11525 Psychiko
  5. HERMIAS - Producers of motion pictures
    tel: 0030 210 82 53 065, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.ermias.gr
    99, Solonos str. and Zoodochou Pigis str., 106 78 Athens
  6. GRAMMO - Producers of phonograms
    tel. 0030 210 68 94 310-1,
    fax: 210 68 01 660, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.grammo.gr
    231, Mesogeion Str., 154 51 N. Psichiko
  7. IRIDANOS - Producers of of audiovisual works
    tel. 0030 210 36 14 216, e-mail:info@pap.gr
    45, Didotou Str., 106 80 Athens
  8. PROMEDIA - Producers of audiovisual works
    tel. 0030 210 68 92 110, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    24 Ithakis Str., 112 57 Athens
  9. TILEOPTIKA DIKAIOMATA S.A. - Related rights of broadcasting organizations and producers of audiovisual works
    tel: 0030 210 36 16 492, fax: 0030 210 36 16 862, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.tvrights.gr
    33, Akadimias Str., 106 72 Athens
  10. GEA - Sound
    tel. 0030 210 67 52 820-8, fax: 210 67 52 829, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.geamusic.gr
    4 Lazarou Sochou str., 115 25 Athens

 

Collective Protection Organizations

The purpose of the Collective Protection Organizations is to protect the rights of their members. The Collective Protection Organizations licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports are the following:

  1. EPOE - Company for the Protection of Audiovisual Works
    tel. 0030 210 65 42 760, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.epoe.org
    275 Mesogeion Avenue, 152 31 Chalandri
  2. OPDDE - Advertising Companies Rights Protection Society
    tel. 0030 210 32 46 215, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.edee.gr
    7 Ypereidou str., 10558 Athens