For Licensing Customers

  • DACS pays record £15 million to artists in 2014

    DACS has published its latest Annual Review, which shows a record distribution of £15 million in royalties to 19,000 visual artists and artists’ estates in 2014. It also highlights the work DACS is undertaking to protect and develop artists’ income streams for the future.

    27 July 2015

  • High Court overturns UK private copying exception to copyright

    The High Court has quashed the UK’s private copying exception to copyright, following an application from the UK music industry to review the Government’s decision-making process. DACS welcomes the decision, having previously raised concerns about its impact on visual artists’ income and the need for fair compensation.

    21 July 2015

  • Major artists donate to DACS Foundation fundraising auction

    Over 50 artists including Tracey Emin, Susan Hiller and Yinka Shonibare MBE are donating artwork to raise money for DACS Foundation, a new charitable organisation for the visual arts. The works will be auctioned by Christie’s and Paddle8 in September 2015.

    20 July 2015

  • DACS’ position on Europe’s ‘Freedom of Panorama’ debate

    The exception to copyright law allowing people to create and share images and photographs of copyright-protected buildings and artworks on public display has been at the centre of a recent debate in the European Parliament, and has been widely covered in the media.

    10 July 2015

  • DACS celebrates Artimage’s first birthday

    DACS is celebrating the one year anniversary of Artimage in June 2015. Dedicated to licensing images of modern and contemporary art, Artimage complements our Copyright Licensing service and supports the income of artists and estates.

    3 June 2015

  • DACS speaking at UAL conference on intellectual property practices in the arts

    DACS is delighted to be speaking at the University of the Arts London’s (UAL) forthcoming conference, Questioning Rights: Disruptive and emerging IPR management practices in the arts, on Tuesday 21 April 2015 at Central St Martins.

    13 April 2015