Horst von Hartlieb

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Horst von Hartlieb (born July 16, 1910 in Alsace ; † February 4, 2004 ) was a German lawyer .


After studying law , he settled in Berlin as a lawyer specializing in copyright law .

After the end of the Second World War, the German film industry became the focus of his activity. In April 1948 he succeeded in establishing a uniform distribution association in the three western zones with the Allied military authorities and was initially its syndic , later a managing board member and finally president of the association of film distributors .

He was one of the initiators of the voluntary self-regulation (FSK). Horst von Hartlieb also published the handbook on film, television and video law , which was published by his son Holger von Hartlieb and Mathias Schwarz after his death .


  • Protection of the film title, Der neue Film publishing house, Wiesbaden-Biebrich, 1955
  • The film regulations of the youth protection novella, Verlag für angewandte Wissenschaften, Baden-Baden, 1957
  • Basic Law for Film Censorship and Self-Control, Verlag für angewandte Wissenschaften, Baden-Baden, 1959
  • The freedom of art and the moral law, Verlag Documentation, Pullach, 1969
  • Handbook of film, television and video law, Beck, Munich, 1984
  • The new film funding law, Beck, Munich, 1987