Copyright is a sector of law with increasing social, cultural and economic importance. It promotes and protects creativity, the work and interests - moral and economic - emanating from the author himself. It configures a complete system that promotes creation and respects the rights of those who participate in this process, namely those who create the work, those who make it accessible to the public, those who give to it flesh and bones, those who put it into production, as well as those who use and enjoy it.
Within this framework, 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.
Copyright is that part of culture which is closer to the average citizen; it arises from him and ends to him. We are all creators or participants. Copyright concerns us all.
This website intends to bring the average Greek citizen closer to copyright law, familiarize him with it, inform him, answer his questions and record his plaints and complaints. In this way, OPI comes closer to the interested parties and their problems, supports the mission of the Collecting Societies and Collective Protection Societies, facilitates communication with them, informs the public, promotes transparency, competitiveness and good faith in transactions.