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General news on the Resale Right

Advancements in discussing the Resale Right within WIPO

WIPO’s 33rd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights proved to be another valuable meeting for advocating the universal adoption of the Resale Right.  The bi-annual committee hosted Samuel Ricketson – Professor of law in the Melbourne Law School and author of the academic study on proposing an international treaty on the droit de suite/resale royalty for visual artists. The… Read more →

Artists Rights Society petitions in support of the Resale Right

Visual artists are the only members of the creative community in the U.S. that do not receive residual payments for the later sales of their works. Composers and lyricists will collect some two billion dollars this year in royalties for their compositions, distributed by their rights societies, chiefly ASCAP and BMI. Playwrights and screenwriters get public performance royalties. Actors in… Read more →

The Resale Right gains new recognition within WIPO

On Friday 13 May, within the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 32nd plenary session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights the subject of the Resale Right was addressed. The delegation of Senegal has submitted a proposition of analyzing and debating the academic study encouraging the universal adoption of the visual artist’s resale right, prepared by Melbourne University Professor… Read more →

3 arguments for the world-wide introduction of the Resale Right

The study (available in English, or English with Parallel French and Spanish) conducted by Sam Ricketson, Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School and Barrister, Victoria entitled “Proposed international treaty on RRR for visual artists” and published in 2015, focuses on the arguments in favor of the adoption of a new treaty on the Resale Right (Resale Royalty Right or RRR) and to… Read more →

Japan: steps forward for adoption of the Resale Right

Last week, The International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) together with the Japanese Society for Protecting Artists Rights (JASPAR) have met with the Commissioner of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-Cho) within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Tokyo. Co-hosted under the Research Centre for the Legal System of Intellectual Property  (RCLIP) of… Read more →