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Copyright and Media Law

Software, music, images, films and books have one thing in common: They are all protected by copyright. The media in which these works are published, be this the Internet, print media or radio and television are subject to special legal regulations such as the German Telemedia Act, Inter-Länder Broadcasting Treaty and print media regulations of the individual German states.

The specialists at TCI Rechtsanwälte for Copyright and Media Law are

Stephan Breckheimer, LL.M. (Media Law)

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany, specialist for copyright and media law

TCI Rechtsanwälte Mainz

Carsten Gerlach

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany, certified specialist for information technology law

TCI Rechtsanwälte Berlin

Dr. Olaf Griebenow

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany

TCI Rechtsanwälte Mainz

Dr. Truiken J. Heydn

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany

TCI Rechtsanwälte München

Dr. Michael Karger

Attorney admitted to practice in German , certified specialist for information technology law, certified specialist for administrative law

TCI Rechtsanwälte München

Andreas Stadler

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany

TCI Rechtsanwälte München

Christian Welkenbach

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany, certified specialist for information technology law and intellectual property law

TCI Rechtsanwälte Mainz
  • We assess the copyrightability of works, particularly of photographs, film and software and evidence of same in case of dispute
  • We support and advise on the best possible scope of protection for works and implemented ideas
  • We enforce copyright claims (injunctions, information, compensation) against infringers
  • We Advise on defense strategies to avoid copyright claims from the outset or to minimize damage
  • We swiftly draft and file cease-and-desist letters, applications for temporary injunctions and pre-emptive briefs
  • We draft competent and detailed drafts of license agreements
  • We evaluate websites, Internet forums, broadcast content, advertising and press releases for their compliance with legal requirements such as the obligation to provide publishing information and site notices, data protection, competition law and press law
  • We review possible violations of general personality rights
  • We Enforce claims of cease and desist, to a right to reply, and to correction notices under press law and the freedom of speech
  • We review possible violations of the right to one's own image and enforcement of possible claims
  • We review and advise on campaign agreements, testimonial agreements and participation agreements for various television formats
  • Many years of experience and regular advice on all aspects of copyright and media law
  • Personal experience as authors, former software programmers and journalists
  • Frequent appearances before the divisions of the competent district courts specializing in copyright issues
  • Review works and websites before publication to minimize the risks of legal attack
  • If your rights are violated by a third party: cease-and-desist letters, apply for temporary injunctions, legal action, enforcement measures
  • If you are accused of a violation: draft and submit refutation letters, protective briefs, court proceedings, negotiations with the other party
  • Review and approve websites
  • Examine copyright and media law aspects of new publications and business concepts
  • Support you in litigation before foreign courts in close collaboration with foreign law firms
  • Representation of a photographer in temporary injunction proceedings and litigation concerning the unauthorized commercial exploitation of photographs
  • Representation of models in temporary injunction proceedings and litigation for the violation of their right to their own image
  • Representation of a software company in temporary injunction proceedings and litigation for copyright infringements caused by the unauthorized release of software for downloading
  • Representation of operators of Internet forums concerning unlawful forum posts and representation of the victims of illegal comments in forums
  • Refutation of claims over allegedly unlawful E-mail advertising sent to a corporate customer
  • Enforcement of injunctive relief on behalf of a company against inaccurate press reporting and for disparaging online comments
  • Representation of politicians in prosecuting their claims to a right to reply and demand that violations cease and are not committed further, and to correction notices
  • Legal review and approval of numerous websites
  • Drafting of site notices, privacy notices, liability disclaimers and terms of use for websites
  • Representation of a music producer in litigation with a well-known musician