California Resale Rights Unconstitutional
Catching up on some previous news.
“Under its clear terms, the [Resale Royalties Act] regulates transactions occurring anywhere in the United States, so long as the seller resides in California. Even the artist — the intended beneficiary of the CRRA — does not have to be a citizen of, or reside in, California…For these reasons, the court finds that the [law] has the ‘practical effect’ of controlling commerce ‘occurring wholly outside the boundaries’ of California even though it may have some ‘effects within the state.’ Therefore, the [law] violates the Commerce Clause.”
Chuck Close and the other artists plan to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.