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.

Artists Resale Right

Half a dozen pieces over three decades mark the progress of artists' resale royalty right legislation in Europe, California and the UK. A campaign by artists lobbying for the introduction of this… Continue Reading Artists Resale Right

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Resale Royalty

Why Resale Royalties? The California Resale Royalties Act took effect on January 1, 1977 and gives visual artists the right to participate in any profit derived from their works of fine art. It is the… Continue Reading Resale Royalty

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Copyright & Resale Right

Harmonisation of the laws of the 15 EU States, aimed at creating a level economic playing field, usually takes years to achieve: it requires at least two successful readings in the EU Parliament, and… Continue Reading Copyright & Resale Right

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Droit de Suite (2002)

The Arts Council of England recently published its Research Report on the implementation of a Directive from the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union requiring all 15 Member State… Continue Reading Droit de Suite (2002)

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Parliamentary Report: UK Artists’ Resale Right

The committee describes the ARR as a ‘controversial initiative to improve artists’ incomes’, that has been operating in different ways throughout most of Continental Western Europe (where it is known… Continue Reading Parliamentary Report: UK Artists’ Resale Right

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First Year Report

On February 14, 2007, the UK Artists’ Resale Right (ARR) will have been operating for a full year, and this piece considers how well it has been implemented, principally in the UK. In September 2006 w… Continue Reading First Year Report

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Follow up follow up follow up, ’till the fields ring again and again…

Droit de suite, or the legal right for artists to have a share in the profits made from the resale of their work, exists in the majority of the countries of the European Community; it is not part of t… Continue Reading Follow up follow up follow up, ’till the fields ring again and again…

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Deceased Artists

Through a public consultation paper issued in June 2008, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has been seeking the views of art market professionals, artists, representatives of artists’ collec… Continue Reading Deceased Artists

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