Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 9 March 2021

VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Intellectual property – Copyright and related rights in the information society – Directive 2001/29/EC – Article 3(1) – Concept of ‘communication to the public’ – Embedding, in a third party’s website, of a copyright-protected work by means of the process of framing – Work freely accessible with the authorisation of the copyright holder on the licensee’s website – Clause in the exploitation agreement requiring the licensee to introduce effective technological measures against framing – Lawfulness – Fundamental rights – Article 11 and Article 17(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Case C-392/19


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:181
09/03/2021 VG Bild-Kunst
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2021:181
09/03/2021 VG Bild-Kunst
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2020:696
10/09/2020 VG Bild-Kunst
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
26/07/2019 VG Bild-Kunst
Request for a preliminary ruling
21/05/2019 VG Bild-Kunst
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.09 Harmonised intellectual property rights
      4.11.09.03 Copyright and related rights
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.11 Freedom of expression and information
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.17 Right to property
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.09 Harmonised intellectual property rights
      4.11.09.03 Copyright and related rights
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.09 Harmonised intellectual property rights
      4.11.09.03 Copyright and related rights


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 21/05/2019

Date of the Opinion

  • 10/09/2020

Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

09/03/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

VG Bild-Kunst

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Bundesgerichtshof - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Ilešič

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French