Copyright

Copying, reproducing, using or doin’ whatever to any work presented here, without previous authorization from all involved parties, is strictly prohibited. If you ‘re caught you will be cursed to burn in hell for eternity, crucified, condemned to eternal celibacy and I will personally see to it that some nasty voodoo spell is cast on you!

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Copyright Law (2121/93) & Claims

Sources: http://el.wikisource.org/ and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO)

Main interest lies in articles 4 (moral claim) and 8 (services rendered through an employer). To see al the relative articles (Law 2121/1993), through the source site, you can click here! The articles (and the entire law 2121/93) are translated and posted by the “World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO”. You can find the relative post here! You can also find it in PDF version here!

Article 4: Moral Rights

(1) The moral rights shall confer upon the author notably the following rights:(a) to decide on the time, place and manner in which the work shall be made accessible to the public (publication);(b) to demand that his status as the author of the work be acknowledged and, in particular, to the extent that it is possible, that his name be indicated on the copies of his work and noted whenever his work is used publicly, or, on the contrary, if he so wishes, that his work be presented anonymously or under a pseudonym;

(c) to prohibit any distortion, mutilation or other modification of his work and any offense to the author due to the circumstances of the presentation of the work in public;

(d) to have access to his work, even when the economic right in the work or the physical embodiment of the work belongs to another person; in those latter cases, the access shall be effected with minimum possible nuisance to the right holder;

(e) in the case of a literary or scientific work, to rescind a contract transferring the economic right or an exploitation contract or license of which his work is the object, subject to payment of material damages to the other contracting party, for the pecuniary loss he has sustained, when the author considers such action to be necessary for the protection of his personality because of changes in his beliefs or in the circumstances.

(2) With reference to the last case of the preceding paragraph, the rescission takes effect after the payment of the damages. If, after the rescission, the author again decides to transfer the economic right, or to permit exploitation of the work or of a like work, he must give, in priority, the former other contracting party the opportunity to reconstitute the old contract with the same terms or with terms similar to those which were in force at the time of the rescission.

(3) The moral rights shall be independent from the economic rights and shall remain with the author even after the transfer of the economic rights.

Article 8: Employee—Created Works

Where a work is created by an employee in the execution of an employment contract the initial holder of the economic and moral rights in the work shall be the author of the work. Unless provided otherwise by contract, only such economic rights as are necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose of the contract shall be transferred exclusively to the employer.The economic right on works created by employees under any work relation of the public sector or a legal entity of public law in execution of their duties is ipso jure transferred to the employer, unless provided otherwise by contract.As amended by article 8 par. 17 of Law 2557/1997.