Press release / 26 April 2024

World Intellectual Property Day: Statement by Tobias Holzmüller

In his statement on World Intellectual Property Day 2024, GEMA CEO Tobias Holzmüller emphasises the importance of human creativity and cultural diversity in the age of generative artificial intelligence.

World Intellectual Property Day takes place every year on 26 April. The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) proclaimed it in 2000. The day emphasises the importance of intellectual property and the associated rights worldwide, particularly with regard to the promotion of innovation and creativity.

GEMA CEO Dr. Tobias Holzmüller on World Intellectual Property Day 2024

“Intellectual property rights protect creative achievements and cultural diversity. They are a driving force for digital business models and innovation. In the age of generative AI, we need to ensure that this fascinating technology is supporting human creativity rather than replacing it. Creating sustainable licensing models for generative AI is therefore paramount. Culture is made by people.“

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Dr. Tobias Holzmüller, GEMA CEO (c. Sebastian Linder)


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