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“Security Measures Against ISPs”

Copyright Act (Law No. 2121/1993), Art. 64A, (Implementing Art. 8, Sec. 3 of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society) – GRAMMO et al. II [Greek Collective Management Societies] v. [Greek Internet Service Providers]
  • Decision of the Court of First Instance of Athens (Monomeles Protodikio Athinon) 16 May 2012 – Case No. 4658/2012
Decision · Copyright Law Greece
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  1. 1.

    According to Art. 64A of law 2121/1993, rightholders are entitled to ask for temporary, adequate, proportional and necessary measures against Internet intermediaries in case of infringement of copyright or related rights.

     
  2. 2.

    Internet Service Providers are “intermediaries” according to Art. 8 para. 3 of the Directive 2011/29/EC (implemented into Greek law by the Art. 64A law 2121/1993).

     
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    Ordering an Internet service provider to block access to certain websites in order to prevent unlawful copying of material stored on such sites is an effective, proportional and appropriate remedy.

     

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