Resale Royalty Right in Australia

The 1709 Blog has a report about the operation of the resale royalty right scheme (here or here) given by the (then) Minister for the Arts to the Senate.

Some highlights:

  • since the scheme started in 2011, CAL (the official collecting agency) has paid out just over $805,000
  • 150 “rights holders” (I guess that would be painters or their heirs) have received the top 600 payments which totalled just under $300,000
  • 59% of the payments went to indigenous artists; of which there were 301 payments of the top 600 payments going to 91 “right holders”
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