News

19.11.2018

The HCO’s educational programme “Copyright and Related Rights” received the approval of the Ministry of Education for the current school year. The programme is addressed to pupils of Elementary Schools for the school year 2018-2019.

07.11.2018

The first three decisions of the Committee for the Notification of Copyright and Related Rights Infringement on the Internet were issued, following the application submitted by a Collective Protection Organization for audiovisual works. The decisions have been published in the website of the Hellenic Copyright Organization and sent to internet service providers with a request to comply.

03.09.2018

The President of the Committee for the Notification of Copyright and Related Rights Infringement on the Internet announces that as of Monday 3 September 2018 the Committee shall commence its operations and shall accept all applications for protection from Copyright and Related Rights Infringement on the Internet.

02.07.2018

Press release of the Special Service of Emergency Rights Management - Justification for Greek creators: The Special Service of Emergency Rights Management launches its operation

Athens, 29 June 2018. The Special Service of Emergency Rights Management, which currently represents over 14.500 Greek authors and songwriters, rights holders, multinational and Greek music publishers and the large majority of the foreign Collective Management Organizations, is pleased to announce the launching of its operation, situated in the previous Greek CMO AEPI’ s premises, at 53, Samou str., in Maroussi.

22.02.2018

The Hellenic Copyright Organization and Google (with the participation of the University of Nicosia and the International Hellenic University) organize a conference with the title «Copyright Infringement on the internet: Developments in Greece and the European Union».

The conference will be held on the 22nd of February 2018 in Aegli Zappiou (Room Olympia).

09.06.2017

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) intents to gather information from all stakeholders on the issue of Orphan Works. To that end, it calls all interested parties to answer the “Orphan Works Survey 2017”.

10.04.2017

On Monday, April 10 2017, the HCO participated in the 2nd Conference on Experiential Education that was organized by Politistiko Parko at the Lycabettus Multicultural Center in Athens.

10.02.2017

On Friday, February the 10th 2017, a representative of the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) visited the Elementary School of Isthmia of Korinthos in order to make a presentation about copyright and to discuss copyright related issues with the pupils of the fifth and the sixth grade.

In the afternoon, the HCO and the Directorate of Secondary Education of Korinthos, organized an educational seminar with the title «Copyright and Education».

18.01.2017

The webinar will provide European SMEs with practical advice on how to protect their IP in China. Our China IPR SME Helpdesk expert Ms. Alessandra Chies will give European SMEs an overview of the main differences in IP protection between Europe and China focusing on the basic IP rights like copyrights, trade marks, patents and design patents. The IP expert will discuss differences in IP registration, protection and enforcement and give advice to the SMEs on how to build a robust IP protection strategy in China. Ms. Chies will use numerous case studies to illustrate the importance of knowing the main differences in IP protection between Europe and China.