Art News: Why American Artists Should Benefit from the Resale of Their Works

By David Schonauer   Friday January 11, 2019

In the US, authors, musicians, actors, and others in the creative industries have royalties and residuals that reward their enduring stake in the redistribution of their intellectual property, when properly enforced. Yet while visual artists are entitled to royalties on commercial reproduction, there is currently little to no legal recourse for them to benefit from the resale of their work. (France is different.) The Art Newspaper suggests the the new U.S. Congress could reintroduce a key bill to establish droit de suite —royalties on resale of works — in the United States.

Read the whole story at THE ART NEWSPAPER.


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