Is Global Trend On Artist Resale Royalties Right For US?

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 1:32 PM EST) -- On Feb. 26, 2014, Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., introduced in Congress the American Royalties Too Act (ART Act), which if passed, would enact a resale royalty for certain artists in the U.S., including painters, illustrators, sculptors and photographers (visual artists). The press release from Rep. Nadler’s office explains that the bill is meant to “level the playing field for visual artists in the United States by establishing copyright protections for their intellectual property.”[1]

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