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Regulation (EU) 2024/1689 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 June 2024 laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence and amending Regulations (EC) No 300/2008, (EU) No 167/2013, (EU) No 168/2013, (EU) 2018/858, (EU) 2018/1139 and (EU) 2019/2144 and Directives 2014/90/EU, (EU) 2016/797 and (EU) 2020/1828 (Artificial Intelligence Act)

Today, July 12, 2024, the Artificial Intelligence Regulation (AI ACT) was published in the EU Official Journal.

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The HCO Newsletter July 2024

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WIPO Intellectual Property Youth Empowerment Strategy IP-YES!

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its Youth Empowerment Strategy (IP-YES!), which provides a structured plan of targeted and effective initiatives to respond to the aspirations and needs of youth on key issues such as enrichment of their knowledge in intellectual property matters, the development of skills and the strengthening of actions for their active participation in intellectual property matters.

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EUIPO – Anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy technology guide (ACAPT Guide)

The ACAPT (anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy technology guide) enables the protection of trademarks and copyrighted content using cutting-edge anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy technology.

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Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): Judgment in Case C-135/2023, GEMA v GL. Directive 2001/29/EC, Article 3, para. 1 – Communication to the public – Provision in apartments of television sets equipped with an indoor antenna enabling signals to be picked up and broadcasts to be made

In Case C-135/23, reference for a preliminary ruling from the Potsdam Magistrates’ Court (Germany), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) heard an application brought in the context of a dispute between Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte eV (GEMA), a collective management organization for  copyrights, and GL, which operates a block of flats, concerning alleged infringements of copyright  by GL because it has, in the apartments it manages, television sets with an indoor antenna enabling signals to be picked up and broadcasts to be made, in particular of music.

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Scientific Event – Presentation of the book “COPYRIGHT LAW”

The presentation of the new work “Copyright Law – Interpretation of the provisions of Laws 4961/2022 and 4996/2022” on the changes in copyright legislation in Greece was successfully held. The work is edited by Konstantinos Christodoulou, Panagiotis Tsiris, and Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou.

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The HCO Newsletter – June 2024

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European Commission: Public consultation on the Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List

The EU recently launched two public consultations. The first concerns counterfeit products, as well as the piracy watchlist.

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EUIPO study: Online piracy Europeans consume more pirated TV shows and live sports

The study by the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on the perception and awareness of EU citizens showed that 12% of EU citizens accessed or “downloaded” content from illegal sources to watch sports and bought, also, imitation sports equipment.

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European Commission: European Digital Infrastructure Consortium for European Blockchain Partnership and European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EUROPEUM-EDIC)

On May 23, 2024, the European Commission with Executive Decision 2024/1432 officially announced the aforementioned legal entity based in Brussels.