Federal appellate court says “no” to resale royalties

Artists who sold major paintings or sculptures in 1977 are in luck. Other artists who sold work before or after that year not so much thanks to a ruling on Friday from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that essentially dooms their hopes of collecting royalties from resales.

Keen followers of our blog will recall that we’re not very fond of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, mainly because they seem to be the only circuit that firmly believes that the rule of law is nothing but an inconvenience. Regardless, here’s what they feel about California’s resale royalties act.