ARTISTS RESALE RIGHT (also known as the droite de suite) requires the payment of a resale royalty to the artist each time their work is resold by a gallery, agent, auction house or dealer. The right generally applies to only to works over a certain value.
The Artists Resale Right is law in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Canadian artists whose work is bought and sold in countries which have the Resale Right should inquire with a rights management agency such as DACS to ascertain if they are elegible to receive payments, or to regisiter if they have negotiated the payment of resale royalties in sales contracts.
Canadian visual artists making sales in Canada, the US and other countries currently without Artists Resale Right Legislation are encouraged to include resale rights agreements in all of their sales contracts (contract templates are available from CARFAC) .
Information on Artists Resale Rights (ARR)
CARFAC National Campaign
World OVERVIEW VIDEO introduction to ARR
Wikipedia Droit de suite About.com Artists Resale Right
LISTEN Panel on ARR at 2009 World Copyright Summit
IRELAND - IVARO
USA - State of California
AUSTRALIA announces Re-sale royalty right for artists, May 2008
AUSTRALIA passes re-sale right , November 2009
NEW ZEALAND announces Re-sale royalty right for artists, May 2008
Rights Management Agencies
DACS -Design & Artists Copyright Society - UK
CAL -Copyright Agency Limited - AUSTRALIA