ND Leader Mitsotakis Talks about Intellectual Property with Greek Musicians at Luncheon

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a luncheon held with mucisians. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Dimitris Papamitsos)

ATHENS – Ten musicians and New Democracy head Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed copyright and other issues in the music sector, at a luncheon held at the initiative of the main opposition leader.

Accusing the government of not providing effective legal protection of intellectual property and its creators, Mitsotakis said that “a few years ago, the annual revenues from copyrights, which provide a livelihood for new and old composers, was 48 million euros – last year they collapsed to 2 million, creating survival issues with hundreds of artists.”

The luncheon was attended by Dionyssis Savvopoulos, Nikos Portokaloglou, Christos Nikolopoulos, Filippos Pliatsikas, Fivos (Tassopoulos), Fivos Delivorias, and others. They called on Mitsotakis to set up a new self-managing agency that would collect copyrights and be run by musicians themselves.

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a luncheon held with mucisians. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Dimitris Papamitsos)
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a luncheon held with mucisians. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Dimitris Papamitsos)

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