Monday 1 October 2012

US considers the Artist's Resale Right

The US Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice of inquiry requesting comments on the resale royalty right.

The summary of the inquiry in the Federal Register notes:
The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking an inquiry at the request of Congress to review how current copyright law affects and supports visual artists; and how a federal resale royalty right for visual artists would affect current and future practices of groups or individuals involved in the creation, licensing, sale, exhibition, dissemination, and preservation of works of visual art. The Office thus seeks comments from the public on the means by which visual artists exploit their works under existing law as well as the issues and obstacles that may be encountered when considering a federal resale royalty right in the United States.
Comments (which can be submitted here) are due by 5:00pm EST on 5 November 2012.

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