EWC at the 9th Conference on Authors’ Rights

9th Conference on Authors’ Rights by the Initiative Urheberrecht

The complex EU Copyright Directive came into force in Germany this summer. IU member associations have been fighting for this overdue adjustment for years. Now we take a look at the Status quo of copyright in Germany – and beyond: Please scroll down for our topics and speakers at the 9th Copyright Conference.

The event will take place in hybrid format:
Academy of Arts, Pariser Platz / Berlin, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Some speakers will attend in person, in compliance with applicable hygiene regulations. Register now at Eventbrite – and participate online via livestream!

We will provide the link to the livestream on the day of the conference (simultaneous translation German / English).

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EWC President Nina George will talk about demandings by writers to the German Government, with a special view on the topic e-lending in public libraries.

Time and schedule:

Part 4

“After the election …” Demands for policy makers

2:15 p.m.

Keynote “How to #FixStreaming – a Songwriter’s Campaign for Fair Remuneration”

Helienne Lindvall, singer, musician and author

2:25 p.m.



Dr Matthias Röder, Executive Director
Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute, Board Member of the Karajan Foundation

Class action

Prof Caroline Meller-Hannich, professor
Civil law, civil procedure law and commercial law at the University of Halle-Wittenberg

Private Copying

Dr Tilo Gerlach, Managing Director
GVL and president of AEPO-ARTIS


Christian Schumacher-Gebler, CEO
Bonnier Media Germany

Nina George, Novelist & President of the European Writers’ Council (EWC)

2:50 p.m.