Droit de Suite, or Artists Resale Right, came into force in the UK in 2006.
Whether you are receiving benefits or not, it will be useful to follow this step.
The last two articles in this series have dealt with selling work: the use of some written form of agreement was shown to be essential and of considerable advantage to artists and buyers.
These pieces seek to initiate and / or contribute to debates about the UK's public policies in support of the visual arts.
Whenever a musician sells a track, they receive a small payment, or royalty, from the transaction. When an artwork is resold on the secondary market by a gallery, dealer or auction house for over €1,000, the artist who made the work is owed a small percentage of the resale value as well.
In November 2009 Artquest's online practical information, advice and support service for visual artists and craftspeople was overhauled and improved.
With the extension in copyright to 70 years after the death of an artist and the introduction of the artist's resale right, it is essential that all artists seriously consider making a Will.
On February 14, 2006, the UK Artists' Resale Right (ARR) came into operation, after a year-long media campaign on behalf of UK art market professionals opposing its introduction, and a media campaign led by the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) on behalf of UK artists supporting its introduction.
Half a dozen pieces over three decades mark the progress of artists' resale royalty right legislation in Europe, California and the UK.
For updated information opn the new law, see Intellectual Property Office website for an overview of the current guidelines and other useful documents.