EU Court Says Dali’s Family Can Collect Royalties

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Although Spain holds the rights to Salvador Dali’s art pieces, the EU’s highest court ruled Thursday that royalties from sales of the surrealist artist’s paintings in France can go to his heirs.

The European Court of Justice held that a French law allowing payments on art sales to stay within the family is in line with the EU’s 2001 directive that lets artists’ beneficiaries collect resale prices. The French legislation limits the beneficiaries of a resale right after the death of an artist to one’s heirs....
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