Thursday, January 22, 2009

An important petition for Australian artists

The Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008 provides for artists to receive a percentage of the sale price of their work each time it is resold.

Based on the government's election promise to introduce a resale scheme, artists expected the scheme to return royalties from resales that take place from the time the legislation takes effect. However, under the Bill introduced to the House of Representatives on 27 November 2008, artists will not be entitled to royalties until works acquired by the seller on or after 1 July 2009 are later resold.

The Coalition for an Australian Resale Royalty (CARR) has launched a petition to the government to amend the Bill so that artists can begin receiving royalties on resales sooner.

The petition is open for signature at

More information about resale royalty

1 comment:

Hey Harriet said...

I didn't know about any of this, so thanks for sharing the info. I really need to get out from under my rock...