Half a dozen pieces over three decades mark the progress of artists’ resale royalty right legislation in Europe, California and the UK.
Artist Resale Right finally became law in the UK on 14 February 2006.
The resale royalty right gives artists the legal right to receive a small share of the resale price on the second and subsequent sales of their works, during their lives and for 70 years after death and, by 2012, the right will be given to the estates of artists who have died within the previous 70 years.
For current information on resale rights, and to claim your share, visit DACS.
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