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International Media Co-op

Our partners don't simply make contracts and our customers are not just clients. We intend our relations to be more than that: we co-operate.

PUBLIC VOICE Lab is Europe's first media lab to be organised as a co-op on a legal level. Co-op members are radio stations, media producers, artists and anyone who wants to become part of us. Long-lasting relationships are established through our statutes, which provide all co-op members with the right to vote at the general assembly meeting.


PUBLIC VOICE Lab's full legal name is "Internationaler Medienverbund reg. Gen. m.b.H." Our relationships to our partners are governed by the Genossenschaftsverband Schulze-Delitzsch, which is part of the Volksbanken group.


The first step to collaborate with us is simply to register for a hosting account. If you enjoyed our service palette, you may after the trial phase simply pay your bill. But you are also encouraged to apply for becoming a co-op member.


Co-op membership starts at EUR 100.- (EUR 300.- for media producers) and the same amount per year as a membership fee. This gives the co-op members the right to participate in our decision-making process and to access premium services. The share's relation to the voting procedure is strictly limited. This ensures that big shareholders' rights are limited and minorities are encouraged. The organisation's rules are described in the co-op's statutes (pdf / html, German version only). Talk to us if you want to become a co-op member!


PUBLIC VOICE Lab's media co-op's premium services include:

  • copyright and copyleft consulting
  • streaming alliance
  • StreamOnTheFly node network access
  • joint call for research proposals
  • support for radio frequency network establishment
  • in-house expert exchange
  • support open source and open content projects