Watch our livestream here

On November 21, 2022, we will be hosting our 10th Conference on Authors’ Rights from 11am - 4:30pm in cooperation with ALAI Deutschland. It will again take place online and will be livestreamed on this page - see link below.

See programme below.
We will again offer a synchronous translation (DE-EN-DE).

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See our program


Part 1

Opening with greeting by Minister of State for Culture and the Media Claudia Roth

11 a.m.

Welcome address

Katharina Uppenbrink, Managing Director IU

Brief greeting

Minister of State for Culture and the Media Claudia Roth

Welcome address

Prof. Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Academy of Arts

Presentation of the programme

Matthias Hornschuh, Composer and Speaker IU


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silke von Lewinski (MPI, ALAI Deutschland)

Part 2

Streaming and the digital economy

11:30 am


Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, LMU Munich


Micki Meuser (composer, musician, producer)


Monika Pfundmeier (author)


Prof. Dieter Gorny


Part 3

Practical implementation of the EU Copyright Directive: News from the engine room

12:30 p.m.

Initial successes, experiences, problems, the future after implementation

Dr. Robert Staats (VG WORT)

Ancillary copyright for press publishers – status quo

David Nejjar (DJV)

Entitlement to direct remuneration

N.N. (unisono)


1:15 p.m.


Part 4

20 years of copyright contract law: "20 years 20 euros"

1:45 p.m.


Matthias Hornschuh (Moderator), Marieke Heimburger (VdÜ), and Victor Struppler (VdÜ).

Part 5

The struggle for fair e-lending conditions

2:15 p.m.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silke von Lewinski (MPI, President of ALAI Germany), Brief statements, followed by debate: Janet Clark (author) and Volker Heller (DBV)

Part 6

Status quo of legal policy and agenda

3:30 p.m.

Panel/legal committee

Macit Karaahmetoglu, SPD, Awet Tesfaiesus, Alliance '90/The Greens, Dr. Thorsten Lieb, FDP, Ansgar Heveling, CDU, followed by a discussion

4:30 p.m.


Our partners

Our cooperation partners

Gefördert durch die Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH mit Projektmitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.