SAZ becomes a Member of the Initiative Urheberrecht and a Sustaining Member of the Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht
The Game Designer Association (Spiele-Autoren-Zunft; SAZ) reinforces its social commitment to put the specific interests of game designers as originators into the public eye. To this end, the SAZ has joined the Initiative Urheberrecht (Initiative for Copyright Law) and, as a sustaining member, supports the Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Institute of Copyright and Media Law) in Munich. The SAZ also hopes to be better recognized as being in concert and solidarity with various originators. This commitment is part of the long-term campaign GAMES ALSO HAVE AUTHORS.
In January 2013, the SAZ became a member of the Inititiative Urheberrecht (Initiative for Copyright Law). Here, trade unions and other organizations representing the interests of originators and performing artists work together. The initiative sees itself as a discussion forum that pools all areas of creative work, and actively advocates the interests of all those who engage in creative work. The SAZ considers the initiative an effective consortium for bringing the interests of originators to the public's attention.
In January 2013, the SAZ also became a sustaining member of the Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Institute of Copyright and Media Law). The institute considers itself a bridge between science and practice in the field of media. Through its publications, events and academic contributions, it actively promotes the development of the full range of communication law. In this context, the SAZ wants to raise the experts' awareness regarding game designers' interests in terms of intellectual property rights.
Since 2008, the SAZ has been already a member of the Deutscher Kulturrat (German Cultural Council), specifically the Sektion Soziokultur und kulturelle Bildung (Socio-Culture and Cultural Education Section).