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  1. German Culture Minister Announces Copyright Reform

    May 27, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Frank Briegmann, Left, of Universal Germany and BVMI with German Chancellor Angela Merkel who held informal discussions on German copyright law (Photo: Michael Kucharski, Universal Music) BERLIN - Bernd Neumann the German minister of culture and m ...

  2. Reeperbahn Festival: GEMA Under Attack

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A democratic structure, fair distribution of earnings to members and greater transparency of their activities: all of this was called for by the conservative CDU member of the German parliament, Dr. Gitta Connemann in a panel discussion on GEMA. S ...

  3. Parliamentarians Ask GEMA: Where's The Money Going?

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The members of the petitions committee of the German Lower House of Parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin have called for greater transparency and an improved information culture in GEMA's relations with its more than 60,000 members. The commi ...

  4. German C'right Law Passed

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new German copyright law has finally been approved. The law was accepted last Friday by the Bundestag's Upper House, and will come into effect on Jan. 1 2008. Private copies are fundamentally still permitted, but there are various restric ...

  5. Gorny Appointed Initiative Musik Chairman

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny, deputy chairman of the German Recording Industry Association (BPW) and former CEO of the music-TV channel VIVA, has been appointed chairman of the supervisory board for the newly launched Initiative Musik. Initiative Musik is the bra ...

  6. German Record Biz Angered At C'right Law Tweaks

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sections of the German music business are furious at recent copyright law amendments that allow consumers to make an unlimited number of private copies of CDs and DVDs. And although the new additions still forbid consumers from bypassing encrypted ...

  7. Berlin: Music City

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When David Bowie moved to the divided city of Berlin in 1976, he joined 2 million inhabitants of what was effectively an island surrounded by the communist German Democratic Republic. This particular contrast between east and west left such an imp ...

  8. Germans Have A Little Film Fund

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just days after introducing legislation that could shut down one of Hollywood's most lucrative sources of international film financing -- the German private investment funds -- the Berlin government h (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Just days aft ...

  9. German Film Funds Near Shutdown

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German government's cabinet on May 4 approved a change in German tax law that would shut down the nation's film funds, the financing structure that pumps more than a $1 billion into U.S. productio COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Repo ...

  10. German Artists Call For Radio Quotas

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The issue of quotas for local music on German radio came into focus today (Sept. 29) as the annual Popkomm trade convention kicked off in Berlin. The issue of quotas for local music on German radio came into focus today (Sept. 29) as the annual Po ...