Copyright Instructions

General Instruction

All bibliographic data, texts, photos, audio and video files accessible on this website are copyrighted by the Literary Estate of Erich Fromm or by Fromm-Online.
All you find here is for scientific and personal use only. Any citation or publication of material is prohibited without express written permission of the copyright holder – the author and/or the publisher.

Copyright in regard to Erich Fromm’s writings

In an inheritance contract under Swiss law, Erich Fromm designated Rainer Funk as his sole literary executor. When Fromm’s wife Annis died in 1985, Rainer Funk became the administrator of all rights to Erich Fromm’s published and non-published work and began his work as administrator of the Literary Rights and the Literary Estate of Erich Fromm.

With regard to the bulk of Fromm’s writings, the right to publish, copy and translate is vested in publishers all over the world. Thus only a small selection of Fromm’s work can be made available on this website.
According to national and international copyright conventions, no paper of Fromm’s can be used without permission and contract with the proprietor Rainer Funk (and usually also with the respective publisher) and are subject to payment, particularly if commercial aims are being pursued by its publication.


Literary Agency

To administer the copyright of Erich Fromm’s Literary Estate, the Literary Agency Liepman in Zurich, Switzerland, has been assigned to act:
Literarische Agentur Liepman AG
Asylstrasse 92
Tel.: +41-43-268 23 80
Fax: +41-43-268 23 81
E-Mail: info[at-symbol]

Literary Estate and Executor of Erich Fromm

In regard to all other questions please contact the Literary Executor:

Dr. Rainer Funk
Ursrainer Ring 24
phone: +49-7071-600004
fax: +49-7071-600049
E-Mail: fromm-estate[at-symbol]