ZDF Legal Adviser
Peter Weber was born in Mainz in November 1959. After studying law at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, he passed his first State examination in 1985 and his second State examination in 1988. He began his career in June 1988 as a judge of the district court in Koblenz. In 1989 he became a public prosecutor in the industrial crime office. He moved to the legal department of the German public service broadcaster ZDF, specializing in copyright and international law, in November 1991. In 2001 he became Vice Director Legal Affairs of ZDF and since July 2011 he has been the Director of Legal Affairs. In this function he is also responsible for sport rights questions as well as film aid. He is member of the Copyright Group of the European Broadcasting Un-ion (EBU) and the coordinator for the cable distribution of EBU members’ pro-grammes in Eastern and Central Europe.
In 2002 he became Vice-President of the Le-gal and Public Affairs Committee of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and in April 2007 he became President.