SCCR 36: KEI statement on the proposal from Senegal and Congo on the Resale Right

Proposal from Senegal and Congo to include the Resale Right (droit de suite) in the Agenda of Future work by the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization

KEI supports further work on the proposal tabled by Senegal and Congo to include the droit de suite, the artist resale right, for physical works for art. KEI believes the artists resale right for physical works of art is an appropriate area for norm setting at the SCCR. The proposal benefits artists, and provides a modest redistribution of income from the collectors and dealers, to artists, particularly those artists who, at a point in their lives, were in a weak bargaining position as regards the prices they charged. We also note that there is a strong cross border trade in physical works of art. Thank you.