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droit de suite

/French drwad sɥit/
a right recognized by the legislation of several member countries of the European Union whereby an artist, or his or her heirs, is entitled to a share of the price of a work of art if it is resold during the artist's lifetime or for 70 years after his or her death
Word Origin
from French, literally: the right of following
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Contemporary definitions for droit de suite

in art, the legal right of an artist to collect royalties on the resale of their artwork by another


A directive mandates a somewhat uniform system of droit de suite across the European Union.

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1922' Fr. 'right to follow''s 21st Century Lexicon
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