July 1, 2022

12 years of the Resale Royalty scheme

The Resale Royalty Right enables artists who create work to share in its value when it is resold. On the 12th anniversary of the scheme, here’s some information about how it’s performing.

April 5, 2022

Resale Royalty scheme hits $11 million milestone

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Copyright Agency join in celebrating Australia’s resale royalty scheme hitting the $11 million milestone.

September 16, 2021

Resale Royalty and international reciprocity

The Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 (the Resale Act) allows for reciprocal resale rights to be established with countries that have an operating resale royalty scheme.

June 9, 2021

The Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists

The Resale Royalty Right enables artists who create work to share in its value when it is resold. Commencing on 9 June 2010, the scheme recognises artists ongoing rights in their work and provides them with a share of its ongoing value.

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 […]

Image Credit: Pablo Picasso; Portrait of a woman (Portrait de femme) 1938 oil on canvas 98.0 × 77.5 cm Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle Gift of the artist, 1947 (AM 2729 P) © Succession Picasso/Copyright Agency, 2022. Photo: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Georges Meguerditchian/Dist. RMN-GP. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Image Credit: 2020 Create Grant recipients: Doris Thomas, photo by Edwina Richards. Nicholas Mangan, photo by Greg Ford and Monash University. Ellena Savage, photo by Charlie Kinross. Mandy Ord, photo courtesy of Many Ord. Felicity Castagna photo by Mikel Krist.

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