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Dr. Robert Staats

Executive Board Member VG WORT

Born April 9 1963 in Berlin.

Studied law in Bonn and Freiburg, completed legal studies in Berlin. Thesis on copyright law.

Between 1994 and 2008 judge and civil servant at the Ministry of Justice of the Federal State of Brandenburg.

Since January 1 2009 joint CEO of VG WORT, the German collective management organisation for authors and publishers of text works.

Board member of the Deutsche Literaturfonds, deputy member of the Board of Speakers of the Deutsche Kulturrat, vice-president of the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA). Co-editor of the “Zeitschrift fuer Urheber- und Medienrecht” (ZUM). Lecturer at the Humboldt University, Berlin.  

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