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Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/08/2010 - 11:48
OSDEL, Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works
73, Themistokleous str.
Athens
GR-106 83
Greece
Phone
+30-210-3849100
Fax
+30-210-3849105
E-Mail
Website
http://www.osdel.gr
Chief Executive Name
Mr. Adonis Karatzas
Chief Executive Title
Chairman of the BoD
Chief Executive Phone
+30-210-3849101
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
George Andrew Zannos
Title
General Manager/Legal Counsel
Phone
+30 210 3849101
Key representative
Chrysa Mertzani
Title
PA to the GM
Phone
+30 210 3849101
Key representative
Spiros Zacharakis
Title
IT Manager
E-Mail
Phone
+30210 3849115
History of the organisation
Incorporated in: The Greek Copyright Law enacted in year 1993 provided for the first time a levy on photocopying machines to be collected by a collection society.
On the initiative of writers’ and publishers’ unions, OSDEL was formed in year 1996. OSDEL has the legal status of a non-profit cooperative.
Year of incorporation
1996
Year of first distribution
2003
Year of first collection
1999
Total number of Board Members
12
How are Board Members elected
Members are elected by the General Assembly
Total number of Author Representatives
5
Total number of Publisher Representatives
5
Remarks about the Board
2 members of the Board are elected regardless of the category of rightsholders.
Total Publishers' Associations
969
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
7 954
Total Rights holders represented
8 923
Staff total number
13
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Other Law
Statutory license for private use + equipment levy. Voluntary collective license for all other uses not covered under private use.
Licensing system
Voluntary Licencing schemes, without any form of back-up in Copyright Laws
Other licensing system
no
Mandating Rights Holders
Writers and publishers
REPROGRAPHIC LICENCES - Types of works licensed
• Literary works, subject to the following exceptions: Unpublished works - Complete works - Published workbooks, work cards, tests and any other published materials intended to be “consumable”
• Original artistic works including photographs or prints
Types of uses licensed
Photocopying of limited parts of books/journals including course packs. Press Clipping
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Educational Institutions, MMO,Corporate and Public Sector.
DIGITAL LICENCES - Types of works licensed
Digital reproduction by scanning and storing in a locked file format in a licensee-controlled secure network protected with passwords such as intranets sites.
Types of uses licensed
digital reproduction by scanning and storing in a locked file format in a licensee-controlled secure network protected with passwords such as intranets sites
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Educational Institutions,MMO?Corporate and Public Sector for press clippings
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
on
Distribution methods
Title-specific distribution
Full reporting
Statistical surveys
Objective availability
% Author/Publisher Split
50/50
Text authors’ % share
37
Publishers' % share
50
Visual material authors’ % share
13
Administration costs as a percentage
20% on private copying 20% on licensing revenue
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
yes
Cultural deductions as a percentage
up to 25% on private copying revenue
Cultural and social deductions combined as a percentage
up to 25% on private copying revenue
New developments / legislation
Greek Copyright Office decided that Greek Law does not permit deduction for cultural and social purposes. Final decision is pending.
New developments / surveys and statistics
According to a survey (April 2020) 44% of the works reproduced for private purposes by digital media are books, 28,5% are Press and 27,4% scientific journals. IN the category of books, 28,4%, 33,9% textbooks, 27,3% STM books and 10% other. Finally in the category of Press 20,7% is from printed newspapers, 20,7% from printed magazines and 58,6% .
New developments / licensing
During 2020 OSDEL signed 4 new agreements with Universities in Cyprus.
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
11
Bilateral agreements type A with
THE COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY LTD, AUTHOR'S LICENSING CO, ΝLA, CFC COPYRIGHT AGENCY PTY LTD, REPROBEL, COPYDAN, COPYRIGHT CLEARANCE CENTER, COPYRIGHT POLSKA, CEMPRO.
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
26
Bilateral agreements type B with
CANDRA, ABDR, VG WORT, PROLITTERIS, ZIMCOPY, IRRO, ICLA, FJOLIS, ACCESS, CANCOPY, COPIBEC,KORRA, KPJAMALT, MASA HOUSE, COPYRIGHT LICENSING, KOPINOR, DARLO HARR, KOPIPOL, FONDUL LITERAR, CLASS, LITA, BONUS, JAMCOPY, KOPIOSTO, HKRRLS.
Total amount collected for all licensing
540 508.13
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
540 508.13
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
520 521.85
Levies on equipment and other mediums
990 643.50
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
19 986.28
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
19 986.28
Total amount distributed from all licensing
406 533.01
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
406 533.01
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
877 308.23
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
351 275.17
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
137 135.99
Administration Charge (actual figure)
630 952.92
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