AG Szpunar opinion: Embedding works in web page via automatic links requires rightsholder authorisation

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) Advocate General Maciej Szpunar issued an opinion in Case C-392/19 VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz stating that embedding works from other web pages with clickable links using the framing technique does not require copyright holder’s authorisation. However, the embedding of such works by means of automatic links, used to embed graphics and audiovisual files, requires the authorisation of the work’s rightsholder.