In this case, two Romanian collective management organizations handling copyright and related rights over musical works brought actions against the air transport company Blue Air Aviation and the CFR, a Romanian rail transport company, seeking payment of remuneration still due and of penalties for the broadcasting, without a license, of musical works on board aircraft and passenger carriages.


World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated every year on 26 April. The day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to inform and raise public awareness about the role that intellectual property rights (IPR) play in promoting innovation and creativity.


The Intermediary Cooperation Expert Group was established to further understand the various services of intermediary providers.

Having already dealt with the issue of domain names, social media, payments, transport and logistics, this study examines live event piracy.


The European Commission has recently issued a call for evidence on the evaluation of the Marrakesh Directive and Regulation with a deadline of 11 May 2023, as it prepares the evaluation report scheduled for October this year.


The Commission (DG CNECT) has recently published a study concerning the remuneration of phonogram performers and producers from third countries when their records are played in the EU. The study underpins ongoing discussions with Member States and stakeholders on the follow up to the RAAP judgement (Case C-265/19). "Study on the international dimension of the single equitable remuneration right for phonogram performers and producers and its effect on the European Creative Sector" 


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UNESCO has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest for the renewal of the EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the governance, monitoring and evaluation of policies for creativity.

This call represents the fourth cycle of the Expert Facility in the framework of the 2005 Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. The call aims to constitute a pool of experts that Parties to the 2005 Convention can solicit to further implementation of the Convention.


The Hellenic Copyright Organization will participate in this important event with an exhibition stand, as well as by organizing events and participation in workshops by HCO representatives and simultaneously making available to the public guides and educational materials aimed mainly at elementary, middle school, high school students, as well as teachers and parents.


On 22.03.2023, the Hellenic Copyright Organization, within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation with WIPO, by which OPI became an authorized body of our country ("national contributor") to the important initiative entitled "WIPO ALERT", which is part of the WIPO program Building Respect for Intellectual Property Database Project", participated in the 6th Stakeholders' Meeting related to the platform.


On March 22, 2023, the Department of Archives, Librarianship and Information Systems of the University of Western Attica organized a Scientific Conference on "The new Intellectual Property law for Archives, Libraries and Museums" at the Aigaleo Alsus Conference Center.