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IFRRO adopts resolution on broadening of exceptions in the Singapore Copyright Act

Submitted by veraliah on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:14
At its Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam on 2 November, IFRRO members adopted a resolution against the proposed broadening of exceptions in the Singapore Copyright Act. The resolution that was adopted unanimously, states that IFRRO members strongly oppose the proposed broadening of the exception in the Singapore Copyright Act which would allow the reproduction and making available of up to 10% of a published work by educational institutions without prior consent or payment of remuneration in a country where licencing solutions are in place. Such broadening would affect directly and adversely the income of authors and publishers in Singapore. 
In its resolution, IFRRO calls for a dialogue with the relevant stakeholders to find further solutions for educational institutions. The resolution is available here