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On Wednesday, November 23 2022, the HCO made the third scheduled visit to the 2nd Experimental High School of Athens for the school year 2022-2023.

During the one-hour visit, HCO representative, Ms. Maria G. Sinanidou, lawyer, scientific associate of the HCO, spoke to the students of the 3rd grade of the high school about the basic principles of copyright, the meaning and importance of respecting copyright and avoiding actions that infringe such rights, with emphasis on the digital environment.

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On Monday, November 14, 2022, the HCO continued its cooperation with the 2nd Experimental High School of Athens for the year 2022-2023, as it carried out the second of three scheduled visits to the school.

During the two-hour visit, HCO representative, Ms. Maria G. Sinanidou, lawyer, scientific associate of the HCO, spoke to the students of the 3rd grade of the high school about the basic principles of copyright, the meaning and importance of respecting copyright and avoiding actions that infringe such rights, with emphasis on the digital environment.

On Friday, November 4, 2022, the HCO started its cooperation with the 2nd Experimental High School of Athens for the year 2022-2023, as it carried out the first of three scheduled visits to the school.

During the two-hour visit, HCO representatives, Ms. Maria G. Sinanidou and Mr. Yannis Anagnostopoulos spoke to the students of the 3rd grade of the high school about the HCO, the services it provides to the public, the meaning and importance of respecting copyright and avoiding actions that infringe such rights, with emphasis on the digital environment.

The European Commission published Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data in teaching and learning for teachers. The Guidelines address how AI is used in schools, to support teachers and students in their teaching and learning, and to support administrative tasks in educational settings.

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The WIPO “Young Experts Program” (YEP) aims to train the next generation of global IP leaders. Through this 2-year program, young and talented individuals will be groomed to not only understand the technical aspects of IP but also apply them in practice, to make an impact on a local and an international level. The training will take place in the WIPO headquarters in Geneva.

The HCO and the School of Law of the University of Athens, aiming at closer cooperation and strengthening the ties between the two institutions, proceeded on the 13.09.2022 to the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation.

The HCO has successfully completed the project RESPECT. RESPECT aimed to raise awareness among young people aged 15-24 of the harm caused by online piracy, to reduce the downloading of digital content from illegal sources and to encourage the use of legal alternatives.

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A RESPECT debate was held on 10 June on the theme "Online piracy: responsibility and response. Benefits for the creator and the user". The debate was organized by the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) and ELSA Athens in the framework of the RESPECT programme of the European Union.

The HCO implements an EU project on the protection of copyright and related rights and the use of legal sources of content online.

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Wondering how?

Through the European RESPECT project, we invite you to take part in a photo contest on Instagram. With your participation, apart from the chance to win subscriptions to Cosmote TV and NOVA, you will help to raise awareness about respect of copyright and related rights, thus supporting creators and artists.

The third edition of the IP Youth Scoreboard provides an update on the bahaviours of young people aged 15 to 24 across the European Union regarding IPR infringement.

The survey examines the two aspects of IP infringement: young people's trends in buying counterfeit goods and accessing pirated content, assessing trends every three years since 2016.

A RESPECT debate was held on 10 June on the theme "Online piracy: responsibility and response. Benefits for the creator and the user". The debate was organized by the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) and ELSA Athens in the framework of the RESPECT programme of the European Union.

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On Wednesday 18th of May 2022, representatives of the HCO visited the Music School of Athens in response to the invitation of the school director Mr. Kapetanakis.

During the visit, the HCO lawyer, Mrs. M. Sinanidou, talked to the teachers of the school about the work of the HCO, the law of intellectual property and the importance of its respect, with particular emphasis on the field of lifelong learning but also on the digital environment.

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The topic for this year’s Intellectual Property Day (IP Day) by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is “IP and Youth: Innovating for a better future”.

The topic that the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) has chosen for this year is “Youth and Protection of IP” and its aim is to encourage the use of legal sources for streaming and downloading of music, movies, TV series, sports events, books, etc. online.