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Act on Copyright and Related Rights
(Urheberrechtsgesetz, UrhG)

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▄bersetzung durch Ute Reusch.

Translation provided by Ute Reusch.

Stand: Die ▄bersetzung berŘcksichtigt die ─nderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes vom 20.12.2016 (BGBl. I S. 3037)
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Partá1
Copyright
Chapterá1
General
Sectioná1General
Chapterá2
Works
Sectioná2Protected works
Sectioná3Adaptations
Sectioná4Collections and database works
Sectioná5Official works
Sectioná6Published works and released works
Chapterá3
Authors
Sectioná7Author
Sectioná8Joint authors
Sectioná9Authors of compound works
Sectioná10Presumption of authorship or ownership
Chapterá4
Scope of copyright
Subchapterá1
General
Sectioná11General
Subchapterá2
Moral rights of authors
Sectioná12Right of publication
Sectioná13Recognition of authorship
Sectioná14Distortion of the work
Subchapterá3
Exploitation rights
Sectioná15General
Sectioná16Right of reproduction
Sectioná17Right of distribution
Sectioná18Right of exhibition
Sectioná19Right of recitation, performance and presentation
Sectioná19aRight of making works available to the public
Sectioná20Right of broadcasting
Sectioná20aEuropean broadcasts transmitted by satellite
Sectioná20bCable retransmission
Sectioná21Right of communication by video or audio recordings
Sectioná22Right of communication of broadcasts and of works made available to the public
Sectioná23Adaptations and transformations
Sectioná24Free use
Subchapterá4
Other rights of authors
Sectioná25Access to copies of works
Sectioná26Right of resale
Sectioná27Remuneration for rental and lending
Chapterá5
Dealings in rights in copyright
Subchapterá1
Succession to copyright
Sectioná28Inheritance of copyright
Sectioná29Transfer of copyright
Sectioná30Author’s successor in title
Subchapterá2
Rights of use
Sectioná31Grant of rights of use
Sectioná31aContracts concerning unknown types of use
Sectioná32Equitable remuneration
Sectioná32aAuthor’s further participation
Sectioná32bCompulsory application
Sectioná32cRemuneration for types of use which subsequently become known
Sectioná32dRight to information and accountability
Sectioná32eRight to information and accountability in a licence chain
Sectioná33Continuing effect of rights of use
Sectioná34Transfer of rights of use
Sectioná35Grant of further rights of use
Sectioná36Joint remuneration agreements
Sectioná36aArbitration board
Sectioná36bInjunctive relief following a breach of a joint remuneration agreement
Sectioná36cIndividual consequences of a breach of a joint remuneration agreement
Sectioná37Agreements to grant rights of use
Sectioná38Contributions to collections
Sectioná39Alterations of the work
Sectioná40Agreements as to future works
Sectioná40aRight to other exploitation after ten years in the case of flat-rate remuneration
Sectioná41Right of revocation for non-exercise
Sectioná42Right of revocation for changed conviction
Sectioná42aCompulsory licence for the production of audio recordings
Sectioná43Authors in employment or service
Sectioná44Sale of the original of a work
Chapterá6
Limitations on copyright
Sectioná44aTemporary acts of reproduction
Sectioná45Administration of justice and public security
Sectioná45aPersons with disabilities
Sectioná46Collections for religious, school or instructional use
Sectioná47School broadcasts
Sectioná48Public speeches
Sectioná49Newspaper articles and broadcast commentaries
Sectioná50Reporting on current events
Sectioná51Quotations
Sectioná52Communication to the public
Sectioná52aMaking works available to the public for instruction and research
Sectioná52bCommunication of works at terminals in public libraries, museums and archives
Sectioná53Reproduction for private and other personal uses
Sectioná53aOrder for dispatch of copies
Sectioná54Obligation to pay remuneration
Sectioná54aAmount of remuneration
Sectioná54bTrader’s or importer’s obligation to pay remuneration
Sectioná54cObligation incumbent on the operator of photocopiers to pay remuneration
Sectioná54dObligation to make a reference
Sectioná54eObligation to report
Sectioná54fObligation to provide information
Sectioná54gInspection
Sectioná54hCollecting societies; handling of reports
Sectioná55Reproduction by broadcasting organisations
Sectioná55aUse of a database work
Sectioná56Reproduction and communication to the public in commercial enterprises
Sectioná57Incidental works
Sectioná58Works in exhibitions, on public sale and in institutions accessible to the public
Sectioná59Works in public places
Sectioná60Portraits
Sectioná61Orphan works
Sectioná61aDiligent search and documentation obligations
Sectioná61bTermination of use and obligation to pay remuneration
Sectioná61cUse of orphan works by public broadcasting organisations
Sectioná62Prohibition of alteration
Sectioná63Acknowledgement of source
Sectioná63aStatutory remuneration rights
Chapterá7
Duration of copyright
Sectioná64General
Sectioná65Joint authors, cinematographic works, musical compositions with text
Sectioná66Anonymous and pseudonymous works
Sectioná67Serial works
Sectioná68(repealed)
Sectioná69Calculation of time limits
Chapterá8
Special provisions on computer programs
Sectioná69aObject of protection
Sectioná69bAuthors in employment or service relationships
Sectioná69cRestricted acts
Sectioná69dExceptions to the restricted acts
Sectioná69eDecompilation
Sectioná69fInfringement of rights
Sectioná69gApplication of other legal provisions; law of contract
Partá2
Related rights
Chapterá1
Protection of certain editions
Sectioná70Scientific editions
Sectioná71Posthumous works
Chapterá2
Protection of photographs
Sectioná72Photographs
Chapterá3
Protection of performers
Sectioná73Performers
Sectioná74Recognition as a performer
Sectioná75Derogatory treatment of the performance
Sectioná76Duration of moral rights
Sectioná77Recording, reproduction and distribution
Sectioná78Communication to the public
Sectioná79Rights of use
Sectioná79aPerformer’s entitlement to remuneration
Sectioná79bPerformer’s remuneration for types of use which become known at a later stage
Sectioná80Work performed by several performers jointly
Sectioná81Protection of organisers
Sectioná82Duration of exploitation rights
Sectioná83Limitations of exploitation rights
Sectioná84(repealed)
Chapterá4
Protection of producers of audio recordings
Sectioná85Exploitation rights
Sectioná86Right of participation
Chapterá5
Protection of broadcasting organisations
Sectioná87Broadcasting organisation
Chapterá6
Protection of makers of a database
Sectioná87aDefinitions
Sectioná87bRights of makers of a database
Sectioná87cLimitations on the rights of makers of a database
Sectioná87dDuration of rights
Sectioná87eContracts dealing with the use of a database
Chapterá7
Protection of publishers of newspapers and magazines
Sectioná87fPublishers of newspapers and magazines
Sectioná87gTransferability, duration of and limitations on the right
Sectioná87hRight of participation of the author
Partá3
Special provisions on films
Chapterá1
Cinematographic works
Sectioná88Right to make a film
Sectioná89Rights in cinematographic works
Sectioná90Limitation of rights
Sectioná91(repealed)
Sectioná92Performers
Sectioná93Protection against distortion; claim to identification
Sectioná94Protection of producers of films
Chapterá2
Moving pictures
Sectioná95Moving pictures
Partá4
Common provisions on copyright and related rights
Chapterá1
Supplementary protective provisions
Sectioná95aProtection of technological measures
Sectioná95bMeasures in respect of limitations
Sectioná95cProtection of information required for rights-management
Sectioná95dLabelling obligations
Sectioná96Prohibition of exploitation
Chapterá2
Infringements
Subchapterá1
Civil law provisions; legal recourse
Sectioná97Right to require cessation of infringement and to damages
Sectioná97aNotification
Sectioná98Claim to destruction, recall and release of copies
Sectioná99Liability of the owner of an enterprise
Sectioná100Pecuniary compensation
Sectioná101Right of information
Sectioná101aEntitlement to presentation and inspection
Sectioná101bSecuring claims for damages
Sectioná102Limitation period
Sectioná102aEntitlements resulting from other statutory provisions
Sectioná103Publication of judgment
Sectioná104Legal recourse
Sectioná104aPlace of jurisdiction
Sectioná105Courts for copyright litigation
Subchapterá2
Criminal and regulatory fine provisions
Sectioná106Unlawful exploitation of copyrighted works
Sectioná107Unlawful affixing of designation of author
Sectioná108Infringement of related rights
Sectioná108aUnlawful exploitation on a commercial scale
Sectioná108bInfringement of technological measures and rights-management information
Sectioná109Application for criminal prosecution
Sectioná110Confiscation
Sectioná111Publication of judgement
Sectioná111aRegulatory fine provisions
Subchapterá3
Provisions on measures taken by the customs authorities
Sectioná111bProceedings under German law
Sectioná111cProceedings according to Regulation (EU) No 608/2013
Chapterá3
Compulsory enforcement
Subchapterá1
General
Sectioná112General
Subchapterá2
Compulsory enforcement for pecuniary claims against the author
Sectioná113Copyright
Sectioná114Originals of works
Subchapterá3
Compulsory enforcement for pecuniary claims against the author’s successor in title
Sectioná115Copyright
Sectioná116Originals of works
Sectioná117Executor
Subchapterá4
Compulsory enforcement for pecuniary claims against authors of scientific editions and against photographers
Sectioná118Application mutatis mutandis
Subchapterá5
Compulsory enforcement for pecuniary claims in respect of certain devices
Sectioná119Compulsory enforcement in respect of certain devices
Partá5
Scope of application, transitional and final provisions
Chapterá1
Scope of the Act
Subchapterá1
Copyright
Sectioná120German nationals and nationals of another Member State of the EU or of another Contracting State to the Agreement on the EEA
Sectioná121Foreign nationals
Sectioná122Stateless persons
Sectioná123Foreign refugees
Subchapterá2
Related rights
Sectioná124Scientific editions and photographs
Sectioná125Protection of performers
Sectioná126Protection of producers of audio recordings
Sectioná127Protection of broadcasting organisations
Sectioná127aProtection of makers of a database
Sectioná128Protection of producers of films
Chapterá2
Transitional provisions
Sectioná129Works
Sectioná130Translations
Sectioná131Literary works set to music
Sectioná132Contracts
Sectioná133(repealed)
Sectioná134Authors
Sectioná135Holders of related rights
Sectioná135aCalculation of the term of protection
Sectioná136Reproduction and distribution
Sectioná137Transfer of rights
Sectioná137aPhotographic works
Sectioná137bCertain editions
Sectioná137cPerformers
Sectioná137dComputer programs
Sectioná137eTransitional provisions in implementation of Council Directive 92/100/EEC
Sectioná137fTransitional provisions in implementation of Council Directive 93/98/EEC
Sectioná137gTransitional provisions in implementation of Directive 96/9/EC
Sectioná137hTransitional provisions in implementation of Council Directive 93/83/EEC
Sectioná137iTransitional provisions regarding the Act to Modernize the Law of Obligations
Sectioná137jTransitional provisions towards the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC
Sectioná137k(repealed)
Sectioná137lTransitional provisions for new types of use
Sectioná137mTransitional provision occasioned by implementation of Directive 2011/77/EU
Section 137nTransitional provision occasioned by implementation of Directive 2012/28/EU
Chapterá3
Final provisions
Sectioná138Register of anonymous and pseudonymous works
Sectioná139Amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure
Sectioná140Amendment to the Act concerning the Universal Copyright Convention of 6 September 1952
Sectioná141Repealed provisions
Sectioná142(repealed)
Sectioná143Entry into force
Annex (to section 61a)
Sources for a diligent search