Publishers excluded from new German CMO law but Bundestag seeks European/national solutions to protect their rights

The German Parliament Bundestag) has adopted a new German Collective Management law, which does not include the publisher share issue and completely replaces the old law. However the Bundestag agreed on a resolution supporting the current system of joint CMOs of authors and publishers and requesting both the German Federal Government and the European Commission to find a solution which will enable publishers to participate in the existing legal claims to remuneration in accordance with previous practice.

Click here for the unofficial translation of the Bundestag resolution