Hyperlinks are the essential part in order to connect to web-contents and make browsing possible. When ever people use the internet they eventually will come across hyperlinks. Therfor the question arises, whether it is possible that people (users), who set or use links, are actually infringing the copyright. The foundation of this question was set by the ruling of the supreme court 4 Ob 105/11m, which has to be recognized as the first statement of hyperlinking after implementing the directive 2001/29/EG. Following an introduction of technical basics and the ruling of the supreme court, a segmentation was made regarding different contraventions by people who set or use links.The infringement of the copyright commited by a person, who sets links, can possibly be divided into ?rights of exploitation? and most of all into ?right of communication to the public of works and right of making available to the public other subject-matter?. After a historical review concerning the ?right of communication to the public of works and right of making available to the public other subject-matter?, a classification into ?basic links? and ?embedded content? has been made and exceptions and limitations are being discussed. Afterwards other thinkable interferences related to ?embedded contents? will be embraced.Finally infringements of the copyright by a person, who uses links, especially the ?reproduction right? and any relevant excaptions are being explained.