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Journalism and copyright: what is protected by copyright law?

July 27 2020 To constitute an original work of intellectual property and thus be protectable under the Copyright Law, a journalistic work must contain an element…

Cash rebate and tax relief for production of audiovisual works

January 15 2021 In recent years there has been a remarkable effort to make Greece an attractive destination for the production of audiovisual works (eg, films, TV…

Journalism and copyright: is there a defence similar to fair use or fair dealing?

August 3 2020 Greek Copyright Law does not provide for a fair use or fair dealing defence. Nevertheless, Law 2121/1993 on Copyright, Related Rights and Cultural…

Pirated goods - risks for everyone involved

March 30 2020 Trading in pirated and counterfeit goods is widespread in many countries, including Greece. As such, the Trademark Law and the Copyright Law set out…

Journalism and copyright: other defences and exceptions to copyright claims

August 10 2020 Defence strategies in copyright cases are, in principle, based on one of a number of grounds, including an objection as to whether a particular work…

Rights in audiovisual works under Copyright Law

April 19 2021 Pursuant to the Copyright Law, authors, artists, performers and producers who are involved in the creation of an audiovisual work are entitled to…

Cash rebate and tax relief for production of audiovisual works

January 15 2021 In recent years there has been a remarkable effort to make Greece an attractive destination for the production of audiovisual works (eg, films, TV…

New Trademark Law aligns Greek regime with that of European Union

November 9 2020 In March 2020 Greece adopted a new Trademark Law in order to implement the EU Trademarks Directive into Greek law. By virtue of this new law, the…

Journalism and copyright: range of damages awards for successful copyright claims

August 24 2020 In copyright infringement cases, rights holders can claim both pecuniary and moral damages. According to Article 65(2) of Law 2121/1993 on…

Journalism and copyright: other defences and exceptions to copyright claims

August 10 2020 Defence strategies in copyright cases are, in principle, based on one of a number of grounds, including an objection as to whether a particular work…