Supervision over authorised entities under the Copyright Act
Since the incorporation of sections 45b to 45d into the Copyright Act (Urheberrechtsgesetz) in 2019 the DPMA has also been the supervisory authority over authorised entities.
Pursuant to section 45c (3) of the Copyright Act, authorised entities are libraries for the blind and similar institutions which offer educational material or provide information products and texts in an accessible format to people with a visual impairment or reading disability on a non-profit basis. Authorised entities must notify the DPMA of the commencement of their activities. The DPMA can be notified by e-mail Aufsicht.befugteStellen@dpma.de.
Last updated: 24 November 2021