US Court Rules That Artists Aren’t Entitled to Royalties for Artworks Resold at Auction

Bad news for artist resale rights advocates: last week a US Appeals Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit first brought by artists Chuck Close, Laddie John Dill, and the Sam Francis Foundation in 2011 that aimed to collect royalty payments from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and eBay. This essentially ends a seven-year dispute around the 1977 California Resale Royalties Act (CRRA).

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