Broadcasting of audiovisual works in hotel rooms through TV-sets installed in these rooms - Greek

20/12/2008 The article addresses the issue of broadcasting of protected works in hotel rooms via televisions (or radio receivers) placed in these rooms by the business owner of the hotel.

The question that arises is whether the above broadcasting is an independent use, subject to one of the economic rights of the copyright, which are indicatively mentioned in article 3 par. 1 of Greek Copyright Law, and therefore requires a special license from the author or from the relevant Collective Management Organisation, to which the author may have delegated the management of his/her respective right.