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
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
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
01/12/2016Dr Jörn Radloff to be Head of Rightsholder Management at ICE in London
GEMA is pleased to announce that Dr Jörn Radloff is Head of Rightsholder Management at ICE Services Ltd. – a division of the joint venture ICE founded by the three collection societies GEMA
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
11/02/2015PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA reveal that the world’s first integrated licensing and processing hub will launch under the ICE brand
PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA today revealed that the ICE brand will expand to include the new services of the joint venture hub following competition clearance in June this year. The ICE copyright
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
06/17/2015PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA combine to create brand new, cost efficient and one-stop service across Europe on behalf of over 250,000 songwriters
European Commission grants clearance for the establishment of a ground breaking licensing and processing hub. It will enable partner societies, digital service providers (DSPs) and rightsholders to
06/10/2015BMG signs new three year deal with GEMA to license digital services in 38 european countries
New model music company BMG and the German collective society GEMA are pleased to announce that they have signed a new three year deal to maximise income in Europe from digital services for its US
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