Category: News

General news on the Resale Right

10 Years Celebration of the Artist’s Resale Right in the UK

To celebrate the impact the Artist’s Resale Right has had on the British artists over the past 10 years, the British Collecting Society DACS has published a white paper focusing on its importance in providing financial stability for artists, as well as safeguarding cultural heritage. Nonetheless, there are numerous recent developments that may prove to be a hindrance in the proper… Read more →

The Resale Right remains a topic of discussion at WIPO

Within its latest Standing Committe on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has received multiple statements of support from both CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) as well as many countries across the globe. The delegates of Senegal and Congo have also formally submitted a proposal to include the Artists’ Resale Right… Read more →

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 →