09.09.2021The Period of Validity of the Agreement on the Publisher Participation
The Period of Validity of the Agreement on the Publisher Participation The period of validity of the agreement on the publisher participation shall start on 01 January 2011 at the earliest (beginning
09.09.2021Amendment to the Law Allows Payment Dates to Be Brought Forward
Amendment to the Law Allows Payment Dates to Be Brought Forward On 24 December 2016, an amendment to the Act on Collective Management Organisations (VGG / CMO Act) in relation to the participation of
04.10.2021How are collections from rights management distributed?
Mon - Thu: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Fri: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm How are collections from rights management distributed? As a member, the income collected from issued licences are
04.10.2021I want to offer a cover version for download/streaming/sale. What do I need to consider?
Mon - Thu: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Fri: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm I want to offer a cover version for download/streaming/sale. What do I need to consider? A cover version is deemed to
04.10.2021Payments as of 01 June 2021
Pay-out in the live and communication to the public categories as of 1 June 2021 GEMA pays out about €50m to its members and sister organisations as of 1 June 2021. Due to a widespread cancellation
04.10.2021About the GEMA General Assembly
The GEMA General Assembly - the centre piece of the association! Once per year, GEMA members meet in order to decide on future issues of their association. The three-day General Assembly of GEMA is
30.09.2010GEMA and Allied Partners Take YouTube to Court
Together with seven other music author societies, GEMA is making a claim against YouTube in the principal proceedings. GEMA had requested the Regional Court of Hamburg to issue an injunction against
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
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
31.10.2016GEMA 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
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