For Licensing Customers

  • 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

  • Fair use: copyright differences in the UK and US

    A recent US guide outlining ‘fair use’ in the visual arts – uses of copyright-protected artwork which do not need to be cleared with the artist or artist’s estate - has been gaining momentum here in the UK. DACS advises anyone seeking to reproduce an artwork in the UK to be cautious of the guide, and mindful of the differences between UK and US copyright law.

    20 March 2015

  • UK copyright protection for designers to be extended in April 2020

    The Government has announced that the length of copyright protection in the UK for mass-produced artistic works will increase on 6 April 2020. This will primarily benefit designers in the applied or decorative arts, for work produced in multiple copies of 50 or more.

    25 February 2015