Extension of the term of protection

Extension of the term of protection

The statutory extension of the term of protection for performances by the performing artist and for the phonogram manufacturer (in accordance with Section 85 (3) sentence 1 and Section 82 (1) sentence 1 UrhG, revised in 2013) makes it possible to commercially exploit phonograms for longer, d. H.

To generate income that could not have been achieved without the extension of the term of protection because the titles concerned would have become public domain.

To ensure that the performing artist benefits from the associated statutory remuneration claim from Section 79a UrhG, we ask the record producers to provide prompt feedback regarding the revenues generated from the titles in question in the years 2014 to 2018.

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