United States Ninth Circuit

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Close v. Sotheby's, Inc., 16-56234

Affirmed in relevant part, finding that federal copyright law largely preempts California's Resale Royalties Act, Cal. Civ. Code section 986, which grants artists a right to five percent of the proceeds on any resale of their artwork under specified circumstances.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/06


  • Bybee


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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