Olaf Wolters specializes in media and copyright litigation, particularly in license agreements, eCommerce, and online copyright infringements. In addition, he is dedicated to press and publishing law, as well as media regulation and supervision. As an expert in digital media and licensing law, Olaf Wolters advises companies in Germany and abroad on the construction and expansion of digital business models and investments in digital industries. Based on many years of practical experience in the film and games industry, he has an unparalleled understanding of business and technical relationships on the internet, which he uses in his advising.
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Olaf Wolters litigates copyright and personal rights violations on the internet for clients, rates the value of license portfolios for investors, appraises digital business models with regard to regulatory risks, and supports rights holders and users in license negotiations. In addition, he performs test cases against offenders and their supporters on the internet.
Olaf Wolters studied law in Göttingen and Oslo, and completed his legal clerkship in business law in Frankfurt and New York. His legal career began in 2000 in the legal department of the German Bahn AG. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a lawyer in a Frankfurt law firm focusing on media law. From 2005 to 2011, Olaf Wolters led the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU), which is the most important interest group of the computer and video game industry in Germany.
During his association activities he was also a board member and chairman of the legal committee of the Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen e.V (GVU), and board member of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) in Brussels.
Since autumn 2011, Olaf Wolters has used his legal expertise at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.
He regularly publishes regarding media and copyright, such as on the impact of the new version of § 97a of the German Copyright Act on copyright warnings, or antitrust permissibility of selective distribution restrictions on online platforms. The Legal 500 Germany 2015/2016 counts him among the recommended lawyers in media. Since October 2016, he is lecturer on media law with the Institute for Media Sciences at the University of Paderborn.