Friday, November 12, 2010

Article on droit de suite

Jeanette Bicknell, Ph.D. who describes herself as "... a philosopher, mediator, and business ethics consultant" is also teaching in the Faculty where I work at OCADU. So I'm lucky enough to work with her! She recently sent me an article she wrote in her blog on recent changes and challenges to the "droit de suite" (a form of royalty distribution for artists when work is resold) adopted by the EU in 2001. Jeanette gives further historical context for the practice and starts to discuss the ethical and economical issues inherent in managing this system. It is a really great article and very relevant and important for all artists, and something that needs further discussion and consideration here in North America. I hope to see further articles from Jeanette on art.

Here is the link to the article: