Hellenic Copyright Organization (OPI)

The Hellenic Copyright Organization (OPI) is the legal entity under private law that is supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and among its main scopes is the protection of copyright and neighboring rights rightholders, the concern for the implementation of the law 2121/1993, the law 4481/2017 and the international treaties, the supervision of the collecting societies and the legislative preparation on copyright and neighboring rights. OPI within its frame of jurisdiction concerns with any problems in general, relevant to copyright and neighboring rights, represents Greece in the competent international organizations and the bodies of the European Union.

The Hellenic Copyright Organization supervises the operation of the system for protecting the authors and the related rights rightholders; safeguards the rights of the users and the public; balances the interests of copyright sectors with those of industrial property sectors; incorporates and adjusts in Greece the latest evolutions in community and international level, contributing in this way to the promotion of creativity and culture.