"The Future of Authors´ Rights" – 50 years of copyright law in Germany

The German Copyright Act came into force on January 1, 1966. 50 years later, this Act, which has already undergone various reforms, is to be reviewed with regard to its relevance and applicability to the modern information society.

The draft legislation announced as part of the coalition agreement, which is already being tackled by the Ministry of Justice, and the prospects at the national level as well as the work plans of the Commission and the Parliament at the EU level are being watched closely by creators and performers - i.e. those directly affected.
To analyze the discussion process and define the next steps, the Initiative Urheberrecht is organizing a conference in collaboration with the Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht at which the politicians, scientists, players involved in the cultural industry, and users concerned can discuss the current issues with creators and performing artists.

Contributions by Minister of Justice Heiko Maas, State Minister of Culture Prof. Monika Grütters and European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger further underline the political dimension of this conference.

Together with them, we aim to look to the future.

Be part of the discussion!

English-German interpretation will be provided.