Dr Robert Staats
CEO of the collecting society VG WORT
Robert Staats studied law in Bonn and Freiburg i.Br., completed his legal training in Berlin and holds a doctorate degree on copyright law. Between 1994 and 2008 he worked as a judge and civil servant. Since 2009, he has been the joint CEO of VG WORT, the German CMO for authors and publishers.
Robert is inter alia chair of the copyright committee of the German Cultural Council, board member of the German Literary Fonds and member of national and international committees in the field of copyright. He regularly publishes on copyright law as well as lecturing at Humboldt University, Berlin.
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