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Thursday, 1 November 2012

US seeks views on resale royalties: deadline looms

The 1709 Blog thanks John R. Walker for drawing our attention to the following item from the United States.  According to the Federal Register:
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.
Time is of the essence, since comments must be received by no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on 5 November 2012.  Contact and submission details can all be found here

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