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
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
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
04/22/2015Fiscal year 2014: GEMA in best form
GEMA achieved sustained growth for the fiscal year of 2014. The German collecting society generated a total income of €893.6 million for copyright owners all over the world. This represents a
05/05/2014Personnel changes at GEMA: Kilian Steiner leaves GEMA
Kilian Steiner, Director of Broadcasting and Online, leaves GEMA in June 2014 to take on new responsibilities as a member of the management team at publishers C.H. Beck. His responsibilities as
03/24/2014GEMA posts positive result for 2013
2013 was a successful fiscal year for GEMA bringing in around €852.4 million in revenue for copyright holders around the world. This marked a 3.9 percent or €32.2 million increase on the previous
12/19/2013Agreement reached on royalties for musical performances: GEMA and the Federal Association of Organizers of Musical Performances (BVMV) sign a general agreement
Following intense negotiations on royalty rates for musical performances, GEMA and the Federal Association of Organizers of Musical Performances (BVMV) have now reached an agreement. The general
04/30/2013GEMA: Financial performance in 2012
GEMA finished the 2012 business year with a satisfactory result. The sum of the returns for copyright holders from all over the world was €820.2 million. Although this represents a decrease of about
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
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,
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