Central Organisation for Private Copying Rights

About Us

The Central Organisation for Private Copying Rights (ZPÜ) is an alliance of nine German collecting societies having the legal status of an entity established under civil law. 

The object of the ZPÜ is to assert claims to remuneration, information and reporting for copies of audio and audiovisual works pursuant to Art. 53 (1) – (2) and Art.60a-60f UrhG (German Copyright Act) against manufacturers, importers and traders of hardware and storage media, where the type of appliance or storage medium is used solely or in combination with other devices, storage media or accessories for the purpose of making such copies.

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Online portal

Use the online portal now to conveniently submit information, reports and evidence to the ZPÜ.

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Partners of ZPÜ

  • GEMA

    Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte

  • GÜFA

    Gesellschaft zur Übernahme und Wahrnehmung von Filmaufführungsrechten mbH

  • GVL

    Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten mbH

  • GWFF

    Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten mbH

  • TWF

    Treuhandgesellschaft Werbefilm mbh

  • VFF

    Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH

  • VGF

    Verwertungsgesellschaft für Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken mbH

  • VG Bild-Kunst

    Verwertungsgesellschaft BILD-KUNST

  • VG Wort

    Verwertungsgesellschaft WORT

    Information for Manufacturers, Importers and Traders of Products Subject to Payment of Remuneration


    You are manufacturer, importer or trader of products subject to payment of remuneration?
    Then you will find an overview about your legal obligation to report and provide information as well as the associated obligation to pay remuneration according to §54ff. UrhG.

    Products and Tariffs

    In this area you will find information on the products for which currently valid tariffs and inclusive contracts exist.
    In the respective product area, you can find out about the definition of the products, their rate of remuneration and other regulations (such as how to deal with business products).

    (only available in German)


    You can find all forms, inclusive contracts, tariffs, reimbursement requeste as welle as more information e.g. business and transparency reports in the downloadcenter.