Electronic Confirmation Process for publishers (ECP)
By using the Electronic Confirmation Process (ECP), publishers are able to provide details about the legal relationship to their authors and upload the necessary documents for their shares to GEMA.
Please note the term of exclusion per 01 December 2017 for the reversal
Pursuant to a basic resolution of this year’s General Assembly (motion # 21), subject to the legal effect of the decision of the Higher Regional Court, pay-outs to publishers which have been made between 01 July 2012 and 24 December 2016 should be reversed based on the details in the ECP during the second semester 2018. From 01 December 2017 onwards the option for publishers to provide details via the ECP on claims for the past shall lapse. This means for publishers: All works and agreement lists which are submitted via the ECP after 01 December 2017 can no longer be considered to avert a reversal.