One of the core competencies of our firm is the media law. This relatively new area of law is closely intertwined with the Press Law. With the rapid development of new distribution techniques since the 80s, including cable and satellite transmission, mobile and Internet, there were situations, which could no longer be comprehended with the existing regulations of the press and film law.
New laws were then needed as a reaction to the “New Media”.
Belonging to the Media Law in the strictest sense are the media specific regulations of the country's press and broadcasting laws, state treaty on broadcasting, the media services state treaty, etc. To be considered however, in the so-called media law in the broadest sense, are all the "bordering" legal areas such as the general personality rights and freedom of the press of the Basic Law, and competition law, protection of minors, publishing rights, music rights, Internet rights or title protection.
One comes in contact with the media law in many ways, for example if you want to run your own home page or sell goods using internet auction houses. Fees are incurred for using services, advertising has to be done - almost everyone acts in a media relevant way, be it privately or for business often without knowing this.
But even as a company, you are confronted with media regulations, when a media accreditation is required, publishing houses run an online portal or have ready online editions of their newspapers, trading is done via the Internet or via tele-shopping or a home page is being maintained.
We can inform you about all the problems, but also the many opportunities that the media law currently provides entrepreneurs, and assist you with our advice.
Foreign Lawyer according
to § 206 BRAO
Tel.: +49 (0)7156 - 4 35 90