2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 1 - SELLING AND OTHER TRADE PRACTICES
ARTICLE 15 - DECEPTIVE OR UNFAIR PRACTICES
PART 5 - LIMITED EDITION ART REPRODUCTIONS
§ 10-1-430 - Definitions
As used in this part, the term:
(1) "Art dealer" means a person who is in the business of dealing exclusively or nonexclusively in fine art multiples, a person who by his occupation holds himself out as having knowledge or skill peculiar to fine art multiples or persons to whom that knowledge or skill may be attributed by his employment of an agent or other intermediary who by his occupation holds himself out as having that knowledge or skill, or an auctioneer who sells fine art multiples at public auction. The term shall not include consignors or principals of auctioneers unless such consignors or principals are otherwise specifically defined as art dealers by this paragraph.
(2) "Artist" means the person who created the image which is contained in or constitutes the master or who conceived of and approved the image which is contained in or constitutes the master.
(3) "Fine art multiple" or "multiple" means any print, positive or negative photograph, or similar art object produced in more than one copy. The term includes pages or sheets taken from books or magazines but shall not include books or magazines.
(4) "Limited edition" means fine art multiples produced from a master all of which are the same image and which bear numbers or other markings to denote the limited production thereof to a stated maximum number of multiples or which are otherwise held out as limited to a maximum number of multiples.
(5) "Master" means a printing plate, stone, block, screen, photographic negative, or other device which contains an image and is used to produce fine art objects in multiples.
(6) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity.
(7) "Print" means a multiple produced by, but not limited to, engraving, etching, woodcutting, lithography, and serigraphy and a multiple produced or developed from photographic negatives.
(8) "Proofs" means multiples which are the same as and which are produced in a limited edition from the same master as the multiples but which, whether so designated or not, are set aside from and are in addition to the limited edition to which they relate.
(9) "Signed" means autographed by the artist's own hand, and not by mechanical means of reproduction, after the multiple is produced.
(10) "Written instrument" means a written or printed agreement, bill of sale, invoice, certificate of authenticity, catalogue, note, memorandum, or label describing a multiple which is to be sold, exchanged, or consigned by an art dealer.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer