Let's try to clarify

Siae: resale right and reproduction right

by Leonardo Dell'Innocenti, Rossella Bruno
Dear Lawyer,
I would like to know whether an art gallery is obliged to pay the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (Siae) when it publishes a work that has been lawfully purchased and for which the payment for resale rights has already been honoured in a printed magazine, for advertising purposes. I would also like to ask whether this fee is also due in the case of online publication on the gallery’s website.

Thank you.

A.S. Rome

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