Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


This article discusses an artist's right to participate in the profits or royalties from the resale or use a work. It briefly traces the right to its European roots, notes the current countries that have an effective resale royalty, and then discusses the status of the right in the United States, summing up the recent report of the U.S. Copyright Office to Congress. The article concludes that if the European Community harmonizes existing droit de suite laws within the Community, then the United States may move in that direction.