droit de suite in New Zealand
This page considers movement towards a droit de suite
regime in New Zealand.
It covers -
New Zealand has moved towards a national droit de suite
scheme in parallel with Australia.
The New Zealand Copyright (Artists’ Resale Right)
Amendment Bill was introduced in May 2008 and immediately
referred to the Government Administration Select Committee.
The expectation is that the legislation would establish
a royalty scheme for artworks resold on the secondary
art market. That scheme would be similar to Australia's,
assisting "suitable reciprocal arrangements"
when works are sold across the Tasman.
The New Zealand scheme would include -
rights body to monitor and enforce the droit
on the scope of artists and "art market professionals"
(eg auction houses) to contract out of the scheme
of a wide range of original artistic works, such as
paintings, limited edition prints, photographs, ceramics
during the artist’s lifetime and for up to 70
years after the artist's death
flat 5% royalty rate
joint and several liability for royalty payment between
the seller and the art market professional
for international reciprocity.
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