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Complaint by the United States.
This request, dated 30 April 1998, is in
respect of the lack of enforcement of intellectual property rights in
Greece. The US claims that a significant number of TV stations in Greece
regularly broadcast copyrighted motion pictures and television programmes
without the authorization of copyright owners. The US contends that
effective remedies against copyright infringement do not appear to be
provided or enforced in Greece in respect of these broadcasts. The US
alleges a violation of Articles 41 and 61 of the TRIPS Agreement.
Mutually agreed solution
March 2001, the parties to the dispute notified a mutually satisfactory
solution on the matter to the DSB.
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