Make the resale right universal!
Resale right enables authors to share in the subsequent resale of their works, and is a major source of information for artists to see how their career is progressing.
Extending resale right EU-wide through Directive 2001/84/EC has been largely beneficial for artists and had no negative impact on the art market. Now that the art market is globalizing – China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Russia or India have become key marketplaces – a global strategy is needed for this essential intellectual property right.
Together with CISAC and EVA, GESAC is now lobbying to make this right mandatory in all Berne Convention countries. More information in a brochure recently published by the three organisations.