SCCR33: Conclusions - Artist Resale Right (droit de suite)

On Friday, 18 November 2016, WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights reconvened in plenary at 8:45 PM to review the Summary of the Chair. The time stamp of the draft document is 8:00 PM.

The following paragraph relates to the SCCR's deliberations on the proposal submitted by Senegal and Congo on the Resale Right (droit de suite). The Committee agreed to the convening of a conference prior to SCCR34 (1-5 May 2017) on the legal and economic perspectives of droit de suite, including its potential effects on art markets.

26. The Committee discussed the 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, document SCCR/31/5. Members of the Committee and observers welcomed a videoconference presentation on the resale right by Professor Sam Ricketson of the University of Melbourne. Members of the Committee and observers acknowledged the importance of the subject and offered comments on and asked questions about the presentation. The Committee supported the proposals that were made by some delegations to hold a conference before the 34th session of the SCCR on the issues raised by the application of droit de suite from both legal and economic perspectives, including its potential effects on art markets, as well as to commission a study which would notably address the economic implications of the right.