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RE: [dvd-discuss] Nutty art laws (CRRA) about resale of art.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott A Crosby [mailto:crosby@qwes.math.cmu.edu]
> Cause of the ``California Resale Royalty Act''
> http://www.cac.ca.gov/secondary_page/programs/CA_Resale_Royalt
> ies%20Act.htm
> which:
>     ``Under this law, if a work of art is resold for $1,000 
> or more and
>       that price exceeds the price the seller paid for that 
> work of art,
>       the seller must pay the artist five percent of that 
> resale price. It
>       is the seller's obligation to locate the artist and pay 
> the royalty
>       due.''
>PS: After hearing about this, I will never purchase an artwork in
>california or from a california artist.

Doesn't look like whether the artist is a Californian or
not matters.  Just if the sale occurs in California.  I really
like the part where "it is the seller's obligation to locate
the artist ...".  Are the costs in locating the artist something
assumed by the seller, or can they be charged against the 5%?
What if hiring the PI costs more than the 5%? 

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!