Category: German law

There is no particular „film law” in Germany: instead, the copyright, trademark and competition law provisions shall be used as guidelines and regulations for issues concerning television and licensed films. During the development, production, exploitation and financing of film and television programs or productions, many people are involved in various legal positions of various natures, […]
Art law regards all manifestations of art, such as visual arts and cultural arts (theater, opera, serious music, etc.). The designation of “artistic rights” is abstract, as there is no authorized art act or art law in the German legal system. The term “art law” itself, however, bundles the legal issues and solutions that are […]
The right of freedom of media reporting, freedom of expression, freedom of speech and freedom of press are the most important fundamental foundations of democracy and, as a matter of principle, are embedded in Article 1, 2 and 5 of the Basic Law. But media communication has also different sides. It can unjustly destroy the […]
In what concerns the publishing legislation? A Publishing Agreement authorizes the author to leave the work to the publisher for duplication and distribution in his representation. The publisher is obliged to reproduce and distribute the work as it is. Typical publishing contracts regard subjects of literary or musical works. What is a „Publishing contract“?   […]