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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 21 May 2019 – VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

(Case C-392/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant in the appeal on a point of law: VG Bild-Kunst

Respondent in the appeal on a point of law: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Question referred

Does the embedding of a work — which is available on a freely accessible website with the consent of the rightholder — in the website of a third party by way of framing constitute communication to the public of that work within the meaning of Article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC 1 where it occurs through circumvention of protection measures against framing taken or instigated by the rightholder?


1 Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (OJ 2001 L 167, p. 10).