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19.01.2021

On Tuesday, January 19th, the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) in cooperation with the 1st Regional Educational Planning Centre of Attica (PEKES) organized an educational webinar with the title “Copyright and Related Rights. Distance education and sources for legal content”.

18.12.2020

On Friday, the 18th of December 2020 the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) participated in a webinar coorganized with the Directorate of Primary Education of Drama with the title “Copyright and Related Rights: Distance education and sources for legal content”.

25.11.2020

This report published on 24.11.2020 presents the findings of the 2020 study on ‘European Citizens and Intellectual Property: Perception, Awareness and Behaviour’ (2020 IP Perception study). The overarching aim of this study is to gather knowledge on Europeans’ attitudes towards intellectual property (IP), the degree to which they respect these rights, and the concept that they have of IP as a whole. More specifically, the study serves as a monitoring tool of public opinion with regards to:

  • General knowledge and perception of IP;
  • Awareness of the value of IP and the damage caused by infringements;
  • Counterfeit goods and pirated online content, and the reasons for buying or using these (or not);
  • The availability and quality of offers of legal online content at European Union (EU) and at national level

In its third edition, the study shows a gradual but encouraging change in understanding and attitudes, following the previous surveys by the EUIPO in 2013 and 2017.

This EU-wide study confirms that the vast majority of citizens agree that it is important that those who invest time and money in innovation have their rights protected and are paid for their work.

This time, there is a particularly large increase in respect for artists and creators. In addition, people are gradually saying that they have a better understanding of IP rights, which is an important finding, given the evidence that those who understand these rights are less likely to deliberately infringe them.

For the study see here.

For the executive summary see here.

For infographics see here.

23.11.2020

The HCO participates in the web discussion organized by the Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL) with the title “The use of literary works in digital educational activities: The Directive 790/2019 EU”. The discussion will take place on Monday 23.11.2020, 15:45 – 17:00 in the framework of the 17th International Thessaloniki Book Fair.

16-20.11.2020

From 16.11.2020 since 20.11.2020 the HCO will attend the 40th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

22.10.2020

On Thursday, October 22nd, the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) organized an educational webinar in cooperation with the 4th Regional Educational Planning Centre of Attica (PEKES) with the title “Copyright and Related Rights. Distance education and sources for legal content”.

05.10.2020

The Hellenic Copyright Organization in the framework of the implementation of the co-funded programme by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) titled “Educating youngsters and secondary school teachers about copyright in Greece and Cyprus” launched a social media campaign.

01.10.2020

On Thursday, October 1st the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) in cooperation with the 1st Regional Educational Planning Centre of Attica (PEKES) organized an educational webinar with the title “Copyright and Related Rights. Distance education and sources for legal content”.

22.06.2020

On Monday, the 22nd of June, the Hellenic Copyright Organization coorganized an educational webinar with the title “Copyright and Related Rights. Distance education and sources for legal content” with the Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education (department B) of Athens and the Directorate of Secondary Education of the Cyclades Islands.

10.06.2020

We would like to inform you that on June 6th, 2020, the maximum term of operation of the ‘Special Service of Exceptional Rights Management (Eidiki Ypiresia Ektaktis Diaxeiris Dikaiomaton (EYED)’ expired since the two – years’ period of the entrustment to ‘EYED’ of the management of the rights of the authors – former members of ‘AEPI’, following the permanent withdrawal of the operating license of the latter, on the grounds of the relevant Ministerial Decision (Ref. No. ΥΠΠOA/ΓΔΔΥΗΔ/ΔΔΑΔ/ ΤΔΥΕΦ 262844/18408/13772/689 (Official Government Gazette (FEK) Β’ 2085/07.06.2018), was completed.