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
12/08/2011Agreement between BITKOM and GEMA on online music
- In the future, 90-second audio samples will be possible in download shops - Licensing of streaming products make new services possible - BITKOM will continue negotiations in other areas
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
09/27/2016Reeperbahn Festival: GEMA discusses the blockchain’s potential for the music industry
The blockchain is undoubtedly the trending issue of the year 2016. Expectations in this technology are high - whether as a new standard for data quality, in terms of its resistance to fraud, or the
06/21/2018GEMA’s call for a fair copyright received in the EU Parliament
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has through a landmark vote spoken out to strengthen the rights of creators vis-à-vis online platforms. The reg-ulation
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
11/18/2021Distribution dates
Distribution dates Pay-outs/Distribution of domestic income In order to ensure a regular flow of income, GEMA pays its collections out at regular distribution dates spread over the whole year. The
11/18/2021Pay-outs/Distribution of domestic income
Pay-outs/Distribution of domestic income Current information regarding the reporting process by the public service broadcasters and the claims process for members The pay-out in the broadcasting
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