Jürgen Becker (lawyer) - Jürgen Becker (Jurist)

Jürgen Becker (born July 31, 1944 in Silesia ) is a lawyer and was a member of the board of the Society for Musical Performance and Mechanical Reproduction Rights (GEMA) until July 31, 2009 . Before that, Becker was the spokesman for the board of GEMA until December 31, 2006.


Jürgen Becker studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn . In 1966 he became a member of the Corps Rhenania Freiburg . [1] He earned the LL.M. at Princeton University . He then received his doctorate and habilitation in Freiburg. This was followed by the appointment to professor for public law, international law and European law at the Freiburg University. Becker is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Copyright and Media Law and editor of the Journal for Copyright and Media Law and the judiciary service of this journal.

Between 1987 and 1990, Becker was legal adviser of the Association of German Book Trade . From 1990 he held the position of general counsel at GEMA and was appointed to the GEMA board in 1998. In 2000 he became deputy chairman of the board of GEMA. Until December 31, 2006 he was the spokesman for the GEMA board. The office of CEO of GEMA has been taken over by Harald Heker (formerly full-time managing director of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels ) since January 1st, 2007 .

Daneben war Jürgen Becker seit 2005 Vizepräsident der GESAC (European Group of Societies of Authors and Composers, Brüssel) and Chairman of the BIEM-Management Committees ( International Bureau of Societies managing Mechanical Recording and Reproduction Rights , Paris)



Individual evidence

  1. ^ Kösener Corpslisten 1996, 129 , 1373
  2. Database of the bearers of the Federal Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal President's Office
predecessor Office successor
Reinhold Kreile GEMA board chairman
Harald Heker