BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner Dr. Martin Schaefer has contributed the article “Copyright Policy in a Crisis Era” in the specialist magazine musikmarkt (01/2016). Lots is in motion in the field of copyright, both in terms of legislation and in the case law. Dr Schaefer provides an overview of pending judgements in the fields of remuneration (Reprobel case), copyright contract law, provider liability as well as on copyright initiatives of the EU (“portability”). Dr Schaefer expects large copyright challenges for the coming months, primarily in the field of music. “It remains to be hoped,” Schaefer says, “that the German government and MPs keep an open ear to the arguments of the creative economy as already it is foreseeable that in 2016 the wider public will be more concerned with other issues than those of music authors, artists, music publishers and sound media producers.” The entire article can be downloaded by subscribers at.
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