Τhe broadcasting Member State principle also applies to the satellite package provider. Consequently, where it is required to obtain the authorisation of the holders of the copyright and related rights concerned for the act of communication to the public in which it participates, the satellite package provider must seek that authorisation only in the Member State in which the programme-carrying signals are introduced into the chain of communication leading to the satellite.


The strong will of both sides to strengthen economic and trade relations between Greece and Moldova and the next steps in this direction were identified by the co-chairmen of the Joint Interministerial Committee for Economic, Technological and Scientific Cooperation between Greece and Moldova, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costas Fragogiannis and the Deputy Minister of Development and Digitization of Moldova Vadim Gumene, during the 4th Meeting of the Commission held in Chisinau on Friday 12 May 2023.


The HCO in cooperation with the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Center is organizing an online event on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 14:00 - 17:00 on "Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms for Copyright and Content-Related Disputes".


The publishing industry consists of a huge variety of different types of publications, including books, magazines, newspapers, sheet music and songbooks. These are published in both physical copies and digital formats. The primary objective of this publication is to provide information to policymakers by considering appropriate legislative responses to broad copying and communication with society.


On May 8, 2023, the operating license of "XENOFON" CMO was published by decision of the Minister of Culture and Sports.


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The HCO successfully participated in the 19th Thessaloniki International Book Fair, which took place on May 4-7, 2023, with its own exhibition stand and speeches by HCO officials on the topic "Copyright and Books", which took place on Friday, May 5, in the "ALKI ZEI" hall and attracted the interest of the attendees at the International Fair.


The European Commission on May 4 2023, adopted a Recommendation on how to combat commercial scale online piracy of sports and other live events, such as concerts and theatre performances. It encourages Member States, national authorities, holders of rights and providers of intermediary services to take effective, balanced and appropriate measures to fight unauthorized retransmissions of such streaming, in full compliance with fundamental rights and personal data protection rules. By stepping up the fight against online piracy, the Recommendation will contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of the EU sport and creative industries.


The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has published its 2023 Special 301 Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of IPR protection and enforcement by US trading partners. The annual report outlines USTR's findings for more than 100 U.S. trading partners after significant research and stakeholder conversations.


The Hellenic Copyright Organization will participate in the 19th Thessaloniki International Book Fair (4-7 May 2023) with an exhibition stand and speeches on the issue of "Copyright and Books".