December 11, 2018

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 […]

July 20, 2018

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 […]

March 26, 2018

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 […]

December 12, 2017

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 […]

April 5, 2017

Manager supports Indigenous artists

The Copyright Agency | Viscopy has appointed a new Indigenous Engagement Manager, Jade Christian, to work with Indigenous artists, particularly in remote areas, to educate them about copyright and their resale royalty rights. She is integral to the implementation of the company’s Reconciliation Action Plan and also works closely with our partner organisations, such as […]

November 28, 2014

Indigenous Education Program Reaches Remote Regions

Indigenous communications co-ordinator and legal officer Patricia (Trish) Adjei,  travels more than 5,000 kilometres every year to deliver an Indigenous education program to remote regions in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia. Trish, a Torres Strait Islander and Ghanaian woman, gave presentations and information resources to more than 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across seven states and territories in 2013-14 alone. […]

Image Credit: Left to right: Poetry in Action cast members Eleni Cassimatis, Brenton Bell and Hannah Wood. Photo: Stephanie Young.

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Image Credit: Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country) (2018), Acrylic on Linen, 122 x 152cm.

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