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Government releases Resale Royalty Scheme Review Report

Last December the Copyright Agency welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Post-Implementation Review for the Resale Royalty Scheme. The report analyses the first three years and four months of the Scheme and provides a valuable snapshot into its implementation and early operation. The Resale Royalty Scheme entitles visual artists to five per cent of […]

Annual Report 2018-19 released at AGM

Copyright Agency has issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney on 20 November 2019. The report provides the audited financial results of the company and reports on achievements in the last financial year. 2018-19 was a strong year with many gains for our members. Highlights include: Strong financial results We generated revenue of around $150m and paid […]

Artist Amanda Marburg's studio [Photo © Olivia Tran]

Getting help with your Resale Royalty queries

If you are an artist, art market professional or art collector, you may have some questions about the Resale Royalty scheme. Artists may be aware that their works have been resold and would like to know if they are owed a royalty payment. Similarly, art market professionals handling sales and resales might wonder if an […]

Canadian report recommends copyright changes to support local authors

The Copyright Agency welcomes a landmark report from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage which has backed Canadian authors in their push to reform copyright laws in that country. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Canadian authors and publishers have endured serious erosions to their livelihoods since 2012 as a result of copyright changes which […]

Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists

Over $1 million in resale royalty revenue was generated in the financial year of 2017-18, with more than 180 artists receiving their first eligible resale payment in that time. Artists from all stages of their careers are benefitting from the resale right, which entitles them or their estate to a 5% share of the sales […]

What does ‘second resale’ of an artwork mean?

While the Resale Royalty Right is generally well understood, we are often asked to clarify the term ‘second resale’ and how it affects eligibility for resale royalty.  If used out of context this term can lead to the wrong conclusion on a royalty being due. The term ‘second resale’ is relevant to artworks in existence […]

Could your resold artworks be eligible for a payment?

The Resale Royalty Right for visual artists entitles artists and their estates to a five per cent royalty whenever an eligible artwork resells in Australia. Copyright Agency is committed to ensuring that artists and their estates receive the resale royalties that they are entitled to. We actively investigate missed or inaccurate reporting to recover royalties. So […]

Why wills matter for artists

In Australia, copyright and the Resale Royalty Right in most cases lasts for 70 years after an artist’s date of death. This means that having a will is imperative for artists to ensure your intellectual property is passed on according to your wishes, and to assist your beneficiaries in effectively managing, and benefiting from, these […]

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Image Credit: Header created using images by Shutterstock; Sonali Marathe, courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Image Credit: Header created using stock images by Shutterstock and Unsplash; Karen Wyld, winner of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript (left) pictured with Terri-ann White, Director of UWA Publishing (right). Photography by Eleanor Hurt (Publishing Officer, UWAP).

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