Corint Media is a Euro­pean com­pa­ny in the pri­va­te media indus­try, a limi­t­ed lia­bi­li­ty cor­po­ra­ti­on licen­sed as a Coll­ec­ti­ve Manage­ment Orga­niza­ti­on (CMO) under the Ger­man Coll­ec­ting Socie­ties Act (Ver­wer­tungs­ge­sell­schaf­ten­ge­setz, VGG). Corint Media mana­ges the rights of almost all Ger­man and seve­ral international pri­va­te tele­vi­si­on and radio sta­ti­ons as well as of num­e­rous press publishers.

Busi­ness Objec­ti­ve

Mana­ging and
enfor­cing rights

As a Coll­ec­ti­ve Manage­ment Orga­niza­ti­on (CMO), Corint Media enforces the rights of broad­cas­ting com­pa­nies and press publishers vis a vis to users, which are being tur­ned into con­trac­tu­al part­ners as licen­sees or – in case of refu­sal to com­ply with the Law — are being sued in court. To this end, Corint Media estab­lishes tariffs, nego­tia­tes over­all agree­ments with asso­cia­ti­ons, draws up licen­sing agree­ments and, in the case of unaut­ho­ri­sed usa­ge, pur­sues dama­ges and other claims through all court´s ins­tances. After deduc­tion of neces­sa­ry admi­nis­tra­ti­ve cos­ts incur­red, the who­le tur­no­ver gene­ra­ted by Corint Media through rights enforce­ment and manage­ment is pas­sed on in full to right­hol­ders divi­ded based on the value of the rights gran­ted to Corint Media.

How it works

Assig­ment of rights to Corint Media
On the ground of Euro­pean and natio­nal legis­la­ti­on it is the right­hol­ders who deci­de the scope of Corint Media’s rights enforce­ment.
Licen­sing to users/enforcement of rights by Corint Media
Howe­ver not inter­fe­ring with the rightholder’s own syn­di­ca­ti­on busi­ness.
Enforce­ment of ade­qua­te com­pen­sa­ti­on from users
Corint Media claims par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on and a per­cen­ta­ge of users´ total reve­nues.
Dis­tri­bu­ti­on of licence fees and pro­fits to right­hol­ders
Exe­cu­ted in an ade­qua­te, and trans­pa­rent and value ori­en­ta­ted man­ner com­pli­ant with EU Law and the Coll­ec­ting Socie­ties Act
The busi­ness model of a Coll­ec­ti­ve Manage­ment Orga­ni­sa­ti­on (CMO)

Copy­right International

Ack­now­led­ged by the EU Com­mis­si­on sin­ce 2002

Intellec­tu­al pro­per­ty rights are uni­ver­sal and do not end at bor­ders. The aut­hor of a book is still the aut­hor whe­ther it is published in Ger­ma­ny or the UK. Ancil­la­ry rights and copy­rights have always been international, not only sin­ce the ope­ning up of vast oppor­tu­ni­ties that have been brought about by the digi­ti­sa­ti­on of intellec­tu­al pro­per­ty con­tent. Based on this uni­ver­sal under­stan­ding, Corint Media has been enfor­cing broad­cas­ting rights in Euro­pe, as well as in non-Euro­pean mar­kets for 20 years, acting as a CMO ack­now­led­ged by the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on.

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