Malta/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.1 Visual and applied arts

No specific legislation exists, but an Act of Parliament in 2002 expressed measures to safeguard and develop the interests of artisans (e.g. crafts, trades, skills and industries) who produce works reflecting national identity.

The Artists' Resale Rights Regulation was enacted on the 14 August 2006 and establishes that the author of a work of art in which copyright subsists, subject to certain conditions contained in the said Regulations, enjoys a resale right to a royalty on any sale of a work or art which is a sold subsequent to the first transfer or ownership by the author. This right is unalienable and cannot be waived, even in advance.

Chapter published: 12-08-2015