07/01/2015Hamburg Higher Regional Court confirms: YouTube is liable for copyright infringements
This week, on July 1, 2015, Hamburg Higher Regional Court today ruled that YouTube is liable as an ‘interferer’ (Störer) for content made available on its platform by third parties. The fundamental
07/20/2015PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA establish the world's first integrated licensing and processing hub to power the 21st century digital music market
The hub will offer state-of-the art licensing and processing services to support rightsholders and multi-territory digital music companies. PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA have signed completion
11/26/2015German Federal Court of Justice confirms: blocking of piracy websites is fundamentally allowed
Germany’s Federal Court of Justice today confirmed in a landmark ruling that access providers such as Deutsche Telekom can be obliged to make accessing infringing websites more difficult for
01/28/2016Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decides: Licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole
04/29/2016GEMA General Assembly 2016: Guest speakers were Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, and Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
The focus of GEMA's General Assembly was on the Act on Collective Management Organisations (CMO Act) and the ensuing changes for GEMA and its members. At GEMA's Annual General Meeting, Federal
05/13/2016Winners of the German Music Authors' Prize 2016 - Lifetime achievement award winner, and Winnetou film score composer, Martin Böttcher: "This was the highlight of my life"
During the eighth award ceremony of the German Music Authors' Prize (Deutscher Musikautorenpreis), GEMA awarded 15 composers and lyricists in a total of ten categories in Berlin. Among the prize
08/11/2016Authors against music piracy: Regional court Munich sentences online service Uploaded to pay damages
Collective management rights organisation GEMA wins its case with the regional court Munich I against file-sharing host Uploaded. The decision confirms that file-sharing hosts are liable to pay
09/14/2016EU Copyright Modernisation: First steps towards a fair and balanced relationship between authors and online platforms
The EU Commission has presented its plans for a modernisation of copyright. The position of authors should be reinforced with a focus on improving how they assert their rights vis-a-vis online
10/31/2016GEMA signs agreement with YouTube: Milestone for a fair remuneration of music authors in the digital age achieved
On 01 November 2016, GEMA and the online platform YouTube signed a licensing agreement which also covers the contractual gap since 2009. 70,000 music authors and publishers represented by GEMA are
03/07/2017Lifetime achievement award for Sofia Gubaidulina
At the 9th award ceremony of the Deutsche Musikautorenpreis (German Music Authors’ Award) on 30 March 2017 in Berlin, GEMA is going to honour the internationally renowned composer Sofia Gubaidulina
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