The artist’s resale right: a fair deal for visual artists

“Artists believe that in a globalized world, the right will highlight their contribution to a work’s value, and will enable them to establish a permanent link with it. They argue that universal application of the right would improve the traceability of artworks and the transparency of the global art market.” The full text by Catherine […]
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Artist’s Resale Right: SODRAC at the WIPO International Conference in Geneva

On April 28, 2017, SODRAC participated in the International Conference on the Artist’s Resale Right held at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of the 34th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Invited for the occasion, Mr. Mattiusi Iyaituk, an internationally renowned Inuit […]
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Resale rights: major international developments

Resale rights re-emerged as a topic of discussion at the recent meeting of the International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts (CIAGP), which was held in Rio de Janeiro in early December 2011. In attendance was Gilles Lessard, who heads SODRAC’s Visual Arts and Crafts Department. The European Commission recently published its Report […]
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No to Bill C-32: the mobilization continues!

In conjunction with our recent royalty distribution on September 15, we called on SODRAC members to mobilize with a view to lobbying the government to amend Bill C-32 concerning the modernization of the Copyright Act. This mobilization is both vital and urgent. Once again, we are asking all members who need more information and who […]
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Modernization of Copyright Act affects creators

Despite the announced rebalancing of the interests at stake in the Copyright Act, Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore have presented Canadian citizens with a draft legislation entitled Copyright Modernization Act that will deprive the musical creative community of essential sources of income. Indeed, several of the proposed changes will have a direct […]
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International: CIAGP meeting in Madrid

The member organizations of the International Council of Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Artists (CIAGP), a constituent body of the International Confederation of Associations of Authors and Composers (CISAC), held their annual meeting in September 2009 and discussed key issues affecting the rights of the creative community. Given the growing number of ways in which works […]
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