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Extension of the term of protection according to §79a UrhG

Important information about the extension of the term of protection according to §79a UrhG

In 2013, the German Copyright Act extended the protection for sound recordings produced from 1963 onwards from 50 to 70 years.

Artists who were compensated at that time by a one-time payment (buy-out contract) for their participation in the recording are to receive an economic share of the proceeds from sales or digital uses such as streaming or downloading by the producers of sound carriers during the extended protection period. This remuneration is paid via GVL. 

You can find more information on this topic and on how to call up the respective productions from 1963 and 1964 in our artist portal here. If you have not yet reported your participations, simply submit them as usual. If you have done so, it is not necessary to register your contributions again.    

Please report your participations in the repertoire of the years 1963 and 1964 until 31.03.2022. 

Do you have any questions about registering your contributions?

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