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
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
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
12/02/2021emergency-programme-for-gema-members
Corona emergency relief programme for GEMA members The spread of the corona pandemic has a massive and immediate impact on the music and culture industries: The widespread cancellation of music
12/02/2021Resolutions by the General Assembly
Resolutions by the General Assembly About 700 composers, lyricists and publishers took part in the GEMA virtual General Assembly from June 8-10. They discussed the future design of their association
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,
12/02/2021Delegates
Delegates Delegates represent about 80,000 associate GEMA members in the annual General Assembly. They stand up for the interests of members, are their mouthpiece vis-à-vis the Supervisory Board and
12/02/2021Supported foundations
Supported foundations Franz-Grothe-Stiftung The foundation was established by the composer and pianist Franz Grothe (1908-1982) in 1960 in Bad Wiessee. Its goal is to support competent and needy
12/02/2021Soundplate
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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
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