28.09.2017Concert Tariff 2018: New tariff agreed between GEMA and concert associations
GEMA and the concert associations [in Germany] have successfully concluded the negotiations for the concert tariff (U-K). Major changes include the amended calculation basis of the tariff and audit
20.06.2011Much Ado
During the past few days, the subject of GEMA vs. YouTube has been brought to the attention of the general public once again. Apparently, pressure is supposed to build up before GEMA's annual
31.01.2012GEMA 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
11.08.2016Authors 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
13.11.2013Standardized framework for the licensing of sound recordings in Europe: BIEM president Georg Oeller signs a new Standard Contract with the IFPI
The international organization representing mechanical rights societies (BIEM) and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) have signed a new Standard Contract. As a result,
05.10.2020FAQ monitoring ARD/ZDF
4. When will the changeover to the new music reporting system take place at the public service broadcasters? The GEMA distribution of the broadcasting rights' categories (R, R VR, FS, FS VR) as of
15.11.2016Higher Regional Court decides against GEMA sharing its collections with the publishers
The Higher Regional Court in Berlin has decided on 14 November 2016 that GEMA may no longer allocate shares on its collections to publishers as it had done previously. GEMA, however, continues to
18.04.2013Royalty rates reform: Arbitration committee confirms linear approach
The arbitration committee of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office has approved the basic structure of the royalty rates reform put forward by GEMA. In its proposal, the committee evaluates the
28.01.2016Higher 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
29.04.2016GEMA 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
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