The HCO in cooperation with the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens are organizing a scientific event with the title “AI and Copyright”. The event takes place on the occasion of the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day 2024.


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The HCO will participate with a speech at the conference organized by the European Young Lawyers Association - Athens Section (ELSA Athens) on "Law & Fashion", which will take place on Saturday 9 March 2024 at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Maria G. Sinanidou, Attorney at Law, Scientific Associate of HCO, will give a speech on "Fashion and Copyright: Issues of Originality, Appropriation and Protection".

In celebration of International Women's Day, offices and intellectual property organizations around the world, including the Hellenic Copyright Organization, are joining together to defend diversity across the intellectual property (IP) landscape.


The collective work "Copyright Law - Interpretation of the regulations 4961/2022 and 4996/2022" has been published, edited by K. Christodoulou, Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Athens, P. Tsiris, President of the HCO, Professor of Law at the Panteion University and M.- D. Papadopoulou,  Director of the HCO, PhD, Lawyer.


The 2nd Experimental High School of Athens took part in the Athens Student Trade Fair of the Junior Achievement Greece "Virtual Business" program, which took place on Friday, February 16, 2024 at The Mall Athens. The HCO provided information and advice on copyright issues to the group of students who participated in the program.


The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in joined Cases C 775/21 and C 826/21 as follows:

  • The broadcasting of a musical work in the form of background music on board a means of passenger transport constitutes a presentation to the public.
  • The installation on board of a means of transport of loudspeaker equipment and, where appropriate, software enabling the transmission of background music does not constitute a presentation to the public.
  • Article 8 par. 2 of Directive 2006/115 must be interpreted as precluding national legislation, as interpreted by the national courts, which establishes a rebuttable presumption that musical works are communicated to the public because of the presence of sound systems in means of transport.

That judgment relates exclusively to means of passenger transport.

Find the judgements here.




On Tuesday 27.02.2024, the Ministry of Digital Governance put into public online consultation the draft law entitled: "Taking measures to implement Regulation (EU) 2022/2065 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 October 2022 on the single market for digital services and amending Directive 2000/31/EC ("Digital Services Act")".


On Monday 26 February 2024, the HCO held an online training seminar for the teachers of the Music School of Ilion.


On 17 February 2024, the Digital Services Act (DSA) comes into force for all online intermediaries in the EU.