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IFRRO submits comments on Singapore Copyright Law review

Submitted by jboyd on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:42

IFRRO has submitted comments to the Singapore Government in response to its Copyright Review Law.  The comments oppose the broadening of the exception in the Singapore copyright legislation to allow reproduction and making available of up to 10% of a published work without consent and remuneration of the rightholders.  It cites the adverse effects of a similar move in Canada, which were highlighted in a PricewaterhouseCoopers study and which were further reported on by IFRRO at the end of 2015.  In addition the IFRRO comments draw attention to the importance of locally created content to cultural independence, the economy and employment and warn that the proposed amendments are likely to have a negative impact on locally created content.

Click here for the full IFRRO submssion

Click here for Singapore Copyright Review and 16 key points for discussion