How German copyright law breaks pacta sunt servanda

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Stanislaus Jaworski published an article on German copyright contract rules on equitable remuneration from the practitioner’s perspective in the renowned German IP law journal GRUR-Prax. Under German law authors are not bound by contractual agreements when it comes to remuneration in case the agreed remuneration is not “equitable”. We regularly defend right holders against such claims raised by authors and wanted to share some insights. See Stanislaus’ article in GRUR-Prax 2020, 143. In case you want an English language version, please contact us.