Licensing of Print Media Monitoring Services in Greece

As of 1st May 2017, the provision of monitoring services from Greek print media requires a special licence from the Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL).OSDEL is an independent organisation that represents the copyrights of Greek publishers for print media. Right now, OSDEL represents the copyrights of the majority of the print media in Greece and is constantly increasing that representation through on-going negotiations with publishers.

According to Greek law, companies that have subscribed to receive print media monitoring services from Greece and companies that provide monitoring services from Greek newspapers and magazines have to acquire a copyright licence by OSDEL.

Licences are available for both foreign media monitoring companies and foreign enterprises receiving press clips directly from a Greek media monitoring agency.

Foreign Media Monitoring Organisations

Foreign media monitoring companies have to purchase a copyright licence in order to be able to receive clips from Greek print media and deliver those clips to their end clients.

The cost of the licence depends on the number of end clients who are receiving the clips, on the number of clips delivered to each end client and on the duration of the licence.

As regards the duration of the licence, there are two options:

  • Licence for one-year subscription service
  • Licence for six-month subscription service


Cost per end client

One-year subscription Six-month subscription
Number of Greek print clips delivered

Cost of the
one-year licence

Number of Greek print clips delivered

Cost of the
six-month licence

Client receives up to 100 clips annually

€ 50

Client receives up to 50 clips in the six-month period

€ 25

Client receives more than 100 clips annually

€ 250

Client receives more than 50 clips in the six-month period

€ 125

Foreign Enterprises

Foreign companies who receive press clippings directly from a Greek media monitoring agency have to purchase a copyright licence in order to be able to receive clips from Greek print media.

The cost of the licence depends on the size of the company which is receiving the clips and on the duration of the licence.

As regards the duration of the licence, there are two options:

  • Licence for one-year subscription service
  • Licence for six-month subscription service


Cost per end client

One-year subscription Six-month subscription
Size of the company

Cost of the
one-year licence

Size of the company

Cost of the
six-month licence

Micro Enterprises

€ 50

Micro Enterprises

€ 25

Small Enterprises

€ 150

Small Enterprises

€ 75

Medium Enterprises

€ 300

Medium Enterprises

€ 150

Large Enterprises

€ 500

Large Enterprises

€ 250

Very Large Enterprises

€ 1,500

Very Large Enterprises

€ 750

IMPORTANT NOTES

The OSDEL copyright license is bought by the Greek media monitoring agency and is issued in the name of the foreign company (valid for both MMO’s and direct customers).

The license is valid for the entire subscription period, regardless of whether the end client decides to suspend the service at an earlier date. This means that if an end client decides to re-activate the service within the period that the OSDEL license is valid, does not have to acquire a new license.

The OSDEL copyright license is bound to your company and not to the Greek media monitoring agency that provides the monitoring services from Greek print media. This means that you can transfer the OSDEL license in case you decide to transfer the account to a different company.



GREEK COLLECTING SOCIETY FOR LITERARY WORKS (OSDEL)
Themistoclous 73, 10683, Athens Tel.: +30 2103849100 FAX: +30 2103849105 email: info@osdel.gr|| www.osdel.gr || www.osdelnet.gr