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LEGAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT

AEPI consists of two Legal Departments, one which is responsible for issues of Mechanical Rights and New Technologies and one responsible for Public Performance issues. Legal Service of Mechanical Rights and New Technologies The particular department deals with issues concerning the protection of rights of creators which arise from:

• The recording of their music works in material carriers of sound or sound and image (LP, CD, DVD etc.)

• The reproduction and position of carriers at a point of circulation

• Legal issues which concern use of music via new technologies (Webcasting, ringtones etc.)

Legal Service of Public Performance

The department task is the legal protection of intellectual rights on issues which are related with public performance of AEPI’s represented music repertoire (conclusion of agreements with users, elaboration of legal terms and obligations, legal assertion whenever this is demanded etc.). The qualified in issues of intellectual property AEPI’s advocates, are monitoring the international scientific and legal developments and handle cases about differences of the Organization with users of music works. In terms of political decentralization of Performing Royalties Department AEPI is cooperating with specialised lawyers in other areas of Greece (Thessaloniki, Komotini, Larisa, Patra, Ioannina, Argos, Heraclion of Crete).

 

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