Games as a Cultural Property

Good games are an inspiration, the salt and pepper in our lives. They take us to other worlds, captivate with excitement, fascination and emotions, invigorate our communication, create shared experiences and always provide something new. Games therefore have many similarities with other cultural media.

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Game Designers are Authors!

... Actually a self-evident statement. But unfortunately this has often been doubted. Be it is the case that courts inadequately familiar with this matter equate game rules with user manuals. Or be it that in 2012 it was questionable to the managing director of the German association of games publishers (then "Fachgruppe Spiel e.V.", since 2014 "Spielverlage e.V.") that game designers can be originators in the sense of the German Law of Intellectual Properties (UrhG) and classified them as "suppliers".

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Designers, Publishers and Culture Council:
Include games in the collection catalog of the German National Library!

Game authors and game publishers are working together to ensure that analog games are included in the collection catalog of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library), DNB. The Spiele-Autoren-Zunft e.V. (SAZ), with more than 400 members, and the 20 publishers organized in Spieleverlage e.V. submitted the requirement to the German Bundestag and the Federal Government to create the necessary legal foundation.

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