H.R.3688: Equity for Visual Artists Act of 2011

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about commerce
  • Introduced Dec. 15, 2011
  • Latest Major Action Jan. 6, 2012

Bill Summary

Equity for Visual Artists Act of 2011 - Requires, whenever a work of visual art is sold for at least $10,000 at an auction by someone other than the authoring artist, that the entity collecting the money or other consideration pay a royalty equal to 7% of the price to a visual artists' collecting society. Defines an "auction" as public sale run by an entity that: (1) sells to the highest bidder works of visual art in which the cumulative...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet.
Dec. 15, 2011

Introduced in the House by Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

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