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
09/12/2018Europe’s Creators heave a sigh of relief: EU Parliament strengthens the position of authors vis-à-vis online platforms
The EU Parliament has published its position on the copyright reform today and given the green light for further negotiations with the Council. GEMA welcomes the vote as a good basis for the
10/04/2021Details on rights holders
Details on rights holders Details on deceased rights holders where no legal successor could be identified or located, can be accessed here. Details on rights holders who have moved to an unknown
04/19/2017GEMA mourns Supervisory Board member Frank Dostal
Frank Dostal, internationally acclaimed lyricist and producer, passed away unexpectedly during the night from 17th to 18th April 2017 in Hamburg. Since 1994, Frank Dostal has been a member of the
04/19/2017GEMA mourns Supervisory Board member Frank Dostal (Kopie 1)
Frank Dostal, internationally acclaimed lyricist and producer, passed away unexpectedly during the night from 17th to 18th April 2017 in Hamburg. Since 1994, Frank Dostal has been a member of the
12/19/2011GEMA publishes new music-on-demand rates
GEMA publishes a new rate for the compensation for music use by streaming services, which are free for the end user. This rate is designed especially for providers of music-on-demand platforms
01/31/2012GEMA and the German Music Publishers' Association: Get together at the MIDEM Lunch 2012
Numerous well-known figures in the music industry and politicians attended yesterday the traditional lunch hosted by GEMA and the German Music Publishers' Association (DMV) as part of MIDEM 2012 at
03/28/2012Higher Regional Court of Hamburg decides in favor of GEMA
In its decision on March 14, 2012, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg confirmed the seminal decision of the District Court of Hamburg from June 12, 2009 in favor of GEMA. According to the ruling,
04/22/2012Decision by the Regional Court of Hamburg: YouTube is responsible for contents posted online by its users
The Regional Court of Hamburg announced today its decision in the case GEMA vs. YouTube. In the opinion of the court, YouTube is legally responsible for the contents of videos its users publish. This
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
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