2015 ORS 359.355¹
Art work reproduction rights retained by artist unless expressly transferred
  • effect of federal copyright laws

(1) Whenever a work of fine art is sold or otherwise transferred by or on behalf of the artist who created it, or the heirs or personal representatives thereof, the right of reproduction thereof is reserved to the grantor until the right passes into the public domain pursuant to federal copyright laws unless the right is sooner expressly transferred by an instrument, note or memorandum in writing signed by the owner of the rights conveyed or the duly authorized agent thereof.

(2) Nothing contained in this section is intended to prohibit the fair use, as defined in the federal copyright law (17 U.S.C. 107), of such work of fine art. [1981 c.824 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 359—Art and Culture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors359.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.