IFPI Germany

  1. IFPI Germany Hits 5,000 Illegal Downloaders Per Month

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a nationwide crackdown on illegal music downloading, the German arm of IFPI claims to have taken criminal action against an astonishing 25,000 people in the past five months. From January through May this year the record industry body says it h ...

  2. German Downturn Slowing, Says IFPI

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The German recorded music market continued to contract in 2006. The national record business declined by 2.4% to a retail value of €1.706 billion ($2.27 billion), the German IFPI reported on Thursday. The figure includes VAT at 16%. Germany's ...

  3. Germany's BPW, IFPI To Merge

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST German labels body the BPW and the national IFPI group will merge from spring 2007. The move was decided Monday (Dec. 11) at the respective general meetings of the associations in Berlin. With the unification of the two trade bodies, "we reac ...

  4. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  5. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  6. GEMA, IFPI Royalty Challenge Concludes

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-running mechanical-royalty rate dispute between authors' rights society GEMA and the German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry came to an end May 18, when HAMBURG -- The long-running mechanical-roy ...

  7. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rate remains at 9.009%. The German affiliate of the IFPI has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. The arbitration tribunal of the German Patents and Trademarks Officer ruled yesterday (April 14) that the mechanical roy ...

  8. GEMA Supported In IFPI Royalty Dispute

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled yesterday (Dec. 9) in favor of authors society GEMA in its conflict with the IFPI on royalty rates. Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled yesterday (Dec. 9) in favor of authors society GEMA in its conf ...

  9. Standoff Continues In German Mechanicals Dispute

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a seven-hour hearing July 28, the arbitration committee of the German Patents and Brands office failed to reach a ruling on a dispute over the country's mechanical royalty rate between the Ger MUNICH -- Despite a seven-hour hearing Ju ...

  10. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  11. German Publishers To Up Ante In Royalty-Rate Battle

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlisting its members for support as it urges IFPI Germany to cancel its controversial proposal to reduce the mechanical royalty rate on sound recordings. The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlist ...

  12. German Authors, Publishers Battle Royalty Rate Cut

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with the German Music Publishers Association (DMV) to oppose the German IFPI chapter's recent move to reduce the mechanical rate. German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with t ...