Defending the artists' rights

1°/ The UNESCO universal Copyright Convention

"Committed to promoting copyright protection since its early days, (the Universal Copyright Convention was adopted under UNESCO’s aegis in 1952), UNESCO has over time grows concerned with ensuring general respect for copyright in all fields of creation…"

UNESCO has several tools which are presented at the following address:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/ themes/creativity/creative-industries/copyright

2° / The specialized societies

ADAGP is the French collective rights management in the field of visual arts: painting,
sculpture, photography, multimedia, etc. It represents almost 100 000 authors.

ADAGP proposes a very complete and precise website regarding:

  • Using works
  • Resale rights
  • Collective rights
  • Practical information
  • Intellectual property law
  • Legal precedents

The website also proposes:

  • image bank
  • directory of artists
  • request for authorization
  • the ADAGP contacts
  • a forum

ADAGP is represented in about 46 countries, the coordinates per country with the corresponding websites being available from the button ‘Sister Societies’.
Link: www.adagp.fr
Cf also Newsletter N° 1 and 2.

Another society, the SAIF, also defends the artists’ rights.
Link: www.saif/fr/spip
mail@saif@saif.fr

3°/ Bibliography

Defending the artists' rights
Shipment of the works
Congresses