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Rights for artists: Copyright and the right of resale

Published 01.07.08 at 19:00

As an artist you might wonder what copyright even has to do with your work. The answer is most likely: more than you think. Did you know that even when you sell your original artwork, copyright still remains with you? Or that you don't automatically possess the copyright for your installations, whereas you do for paintings? And why does it matter? It matters because knowing about your IP rights and managing them effectively can make all the difference to your career – and cash flow.

Speakers are Helen Dutta, copyright advisor at the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), Joy Stanley, copyright membership executive at DACS, and Stuart Semple, artist. The event took place at Prince's Drawing School in July 2008.

The podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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