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 Collecting Societies (CS) and the Collective Protection Societies (CPS).

By virtue of a special contract signed with the beneficiary, called delegation contract, the CS 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 CS, 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 CS sign mutual agreements with the foreign CS, by virtue of which the foreign CS 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 CS in Greece and two CPS 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:

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Collecting Societies that represent authors / creators

  1. A.E.P.I. S.A. - Composers / Lyricists
    tel. 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 str., 151 25 Marousi, Athens 
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 939 B' 22/10/1997
  2. ATHINA - Directors / Scriptwriters
    tel. 210 36 18 368, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    93, L. Alexandras Str., 114 74 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  3. AUTODIAXEIRISI - Composers / Lyricists
    tel. 210 32 15 278, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.emse.gr
    10, Sapfous Str., 105 53 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 323 B΄ 18/03/2003
  4. THESPIS - Theatrical Writers / Translators of Theatrical Plays
    tel. 210 33 10 521, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    24, Psaromiligou Str., 105 53 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1147 B' 03/09/2002
  5. ISOCRATIS - Photography Directors / Stage Designers / Costume Designers / Sound Engineers / Film Editors
    tel. 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
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  6. O.S.D.E.E.T.E. - Authors of fine arts
    tel. 210 38 08 446, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    42/39, Valtetsiou Str., 10681 Athens
    Reissuing of approval of operation: Official Gazette 939 B΄ 22/10/97
  7. O.S.D.E.L. - Writers / Publishers
    tel. 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., website: www.osdel.gr
    73, Themistokleus Str., 106 83 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
    Extention of its license: Official Gazette 2403 B' 26/11/2008
  8. PHOEBUS - Photographers tel. 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
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1052 B' 04/06/99

 

Collecting Societies that represent the related rights rightholders

  1. APOLLON - Musicians
    tel. 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
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  2. DIAS - Producers of audiovisual works
    tel. 22990 73344, 210 38 03 365, fax: 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
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  3. DIONYSOS - Actors
    tel. 210 38 16 829, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
    35, Stournari Str., 106 82 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  4. ERATO - Singers and Performers
    tel. 210 82 38 074, e-mail: eratospe@otenet.gr, website: www.eratospe.org
    231, Mesogeion Str., 15451 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164
    B' 30/12/1997
  5. HERMIAS - Producers of motion pictures
    tel: 210 93 59 456, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    75, Methonis Str., 106 77 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  6. GRAMMO - Producers of phonograms
    tel. 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
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  7. IRIDANOS - Producers of of audiovisual works
    tel. 210 36 14 216, e-mail: info@pap.gr
    45, Didotou Str., 106 80 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1014 B' 10/08/2000
  8. PROMEDIA - Producers of audiovisual works
    tel. 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
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1014 B' 10/08/2000
  9. TILEOPTIKA DIKAIOMATA S.A. - Related rights of broadcasting organizations and producers of audiovisual works
    tel: 210 36 16 492, fax: 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
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 2443 B' 31/12/2007
  10. GEA - Sound
    tel. 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
    231 Mesogeion Avenue, 154 51 Neo Psychiko
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 3245 B' 30/12/2011

 

Collective Protection Societies

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

  1. EPOE - Company for the Protection of Audiovisual Works
    tel. 210 65 42 760, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    275 Mesogeion Avenue, 152 31 Chalandri
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1164 B' 30/12/1997
  2. OPDDE - Advertising Companies Rights Protection Society
    tel. 210 32 46 215, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7 Ypereidou str., 10558 Athens
    Approval of operation: Official Gazette 1290 B' 12/09/2006