(artistes pour le Droit de Suite en Europe)
CITIZEN CONTRIBUTIONS opened until 11th of march 2011
(contributions citoyennes, jusqu’au 11 mars 2011)
Resale Right has been created in France since 1920, to allow artists or their heirs to get some profit back from the resale of their works. Very often, artists sell low prices artworks which are resaled later much more expensive value.
All citizens and artists unions can contribute to the european consultation to promote resale right in all Europe.
Contributions are particularly sought from artists, artiuts unions and collecting societies managing resale right royalties.
OUR PROPOSITION you can use :
Consultation on the implementation and effect of the Resale Right Directive (2001/84/EC)
I ask to uphold Resale Right’s application to every professionnal art dealer.
I ask to apply Resale Right for every resale higher than 500 €.
I ask for a rate of 5% for the artist, since the works are resaled for less than 20 000 €
I ask for an immediate application of the Resale Right into the whole european community, and international negociations outside of Europe to promote the application of this right.
I ask that copyright and royalties collecting societies in visual arts may perceive Resale Rights when the author is not identified, to create a public mutual fund for living artists.
I ask for the collection of a fee at a very low rate (0,1 %) on behalf of paying public domain, applied to every resale of no longer protected works, to provision a public fund for living artists. Introduce this communal right would be urgent, since, in view of the structure of the art market, resale right favours often more the heirs than living authors.
I ask for a contribution at a very low rate (0,1 %) to be repaid to a commun fund, applied to every resale higher than 50 000 €, to foster artistic creation.
please adress contributions to :
object : Contribution from Citizen
THANCKS FOR ACTING YOUR RIGHTS
we are a french artists union named Syndicat National des Artistes Plasticiens Cgt
(national union of visual artists in general labour confederation)