New Zealand art business commits to paying Resale Right

In a step forward to support visual artists, the New Zealand based art business Bowerbank Ninow has vowed to implement a Resale Royalty of 2.5% of the hammer price of any artwork sold from their catalogue. The works of art, numbering over 40 pieces, can be consulted online and bear estimated values from $500 to over $100k. Supporting the same rationale that artists… Read more →

Technical Discussion on the Resale Right at WIPO

On October 9th, within a technical discussion entitled ‘Resale Right: Making it Work for Visual Artists” under the hosting by WIPO and CISAC, Ousmane Sow (world renowned Senegalese sculptor and CISAC Vice-President), together with top representatives of collecting societies organizations have put forward a strong case for the requirement of adopting this essential right world-wide. The event was organized at… Read more →

US Resale Right gaining increasing support

 On the 20th hearing on copyright by the House Judiciary, a two-year review by Congress has been concluded with Maria Pallante – U.S. Register of Copyrights as lone witness. She has presented a detailed Written Testimony outlaying issues requiring either legislative action, foundational analyses of public issues or other issues either not urgent or related to the Copyright Office. Regarding… Read more →