Collecting society demands 190 million euros from Facebook
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BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The meta
The group should pay for the use of press content in the Facebook services and on Instagram. According to its own information, the collecting society used the relevant sales of Facebook Ireland Ltd. for the calculation. in Germany. This is a subsidiary of the US group Meta, which was formerly also called Facebook.
Corint Media put the US group Google (Alphabet A share) back in October
This year, the copyright in Germany was amended and adapted to the fact that the Internet has become more and more important for content protected by copyright. The background to this is an EU directive that has been implemented in the various countries. The large complex of copyright law also includes ancillary copyright for press publishers and journalists in Germany. The whole thing is to ensure that authors and media houses are financially taken into account when external Internet platforms incorporate their press content.
Corint Media is one of several collecting societies that bundles the rights of media companies. The number of shareholders is 24, of which 11 are press publishers and 13 are private TV and radio companies. The number of beneficiaries that the collecting society advocates is more than 240./rin/DP/mis
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