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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II INTERPRETATION

Part III COPYRIGHT IN ORIGINAL LITERARY, DRAMATIC, MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC WORKS

Division 1 — Nature, Duration and Ownership of Copyright in Works

Division 2 — Infringement of Copyright In Works

Division 3 — Acts not Constituting Infringements of Copyright Works

Division 4 — Acts not Constituting Infringements of Copyright in Literary, Dramatic and Musical Works

Division 5 — Copying of Works in Libraries

Division 6 — Copying of Works for Educational Purposes

Division 7 — Copying of Works in Institutions Assisting Persons with Reading Disabilities and Institutions Assisting Intellectually Handicapped Readers

Division 8 — Recording of Musical Works

Division 9 — Acts not Constituting Infringements of Copyright in Artistic Works

Division 10 — Designs

Division 11 — Works of Joint Authorship

Part IV COPYRIGHT IN SUBJECT-MATTER OTHER THAN WORKS

Division 1 — Preliminary

Division 2 — Nature of Copyright in Subject-Matter other than Works

Division 3 — Subject-Matter, other than Works, in which Copyright Subsists

Division 4 — Duration of Copyright in Subject-Matter other than Works

Division 5 — Ownership of Copyright in Subject-Matter other than Works

Division 6 — Infringement of Copyright in Subject-Matter other than Works

Division 7 — Miscellaneous

Part V REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENTS OF COPYRIGHT

Division 1 — Preliminary

Division 2 — Actions by Owner of Copyright

Division 3 — Proceedings where Copyright is subject to Exclusive Licence

Division 4 — Proof of Facts in Copyright Proceedings

Division 5 — Offences

Division 6 — Border Enforcement Measures

Division 7 — Powers of Search

Division 8 — Miscellaneous

Part VI COMPULSORY LICENCES FOR TRANSLATION AND REPRODUCTION OF CERTAIN WORKS

Part VII COPYRIGHT TRIBUNALS

Division 1 — Preliminary

Division 2 — Constitution of Tribunal

Division 3 — Inquiries by, and Applications and References to, Tribunal

Division 4 — Procedure and Evidence

Division 5 — Miscellaneous

Part VIII EXTENSION OR RESTRICTION OF THIS ACT

Part IX FALSE ATTRIBUTION OF AUTHORSHIP

Part IXA WORKS, OR OTHER SUBJECT-MATTER, IN ELECTRONIC FORM

Part X MISCELLANEOUS

Part XI TRANSITIONAL

Division 1 — Preliminary

Division 2 — Original Works

Division 3 — Subject-Matter other than Works

Division 4 — Miscellaneous

Division 5 — Works made before 1st July 1912

Part XII PERFORMERS’ PROTECTION

Part XIII RIGHTS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

Part XIIIA CIRCUMVENTION OF TECHNOLOGICAL MEASURES

Part XIV TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS UNDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) ACT 2004

Part XV SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS UNDER COPYRIGHT (AMENDMENT) ACT 2004

THE SCHEDULE False Registration of Industrial Designs

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

Comparative Table

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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Copyright Act
(CHAPTER 63)
This Legislative History is provided for the convenience of users of the Copyright Act. It is not part of the Act.
1.  
Date of First Reading
:
25 March 1986
(Bill No. 8/86 published on 4 April 1986)
Date of Second Reading
:
5 May 1986
Date Committed to Select Committee
:
5 May 1986
Date of Presentation of Select Committee Report
:
22 December 1986 (Parl. 9 of 1986)
Date of Third Reading
:
26 January 1987
Date of commencement
:
10 April 1987
2.  
Date of operation
:
30 April 1988
3.  
Date of First Reading
:
25 July 1994
(Bill No. 15/94 published on 29 July 1994)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
25 August 1994
Date of commencement
:
1 October 1994
4.  
Act 15 of 1994—Singapore Broadcasting Authority Act 1994
(Consequential amendments made to Act by)
Date of First Reading
:
25 July 1994
(Bill No. 20/94 published on 29 July 1994)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
26 August 1994
Date of commencement
:
1 October 1994
5.  
(Consequential amendments made to Act by)
Date of First Reading
:
25 May 1995
(Bill No. 19/95 published on 26 May 1995)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
7 July 1995
Date of commencement
:
1 December 1995
6.  
Date of First Reading
:
14 January 1998
(Bill No. 4/98 published on 15 January 1998)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
19 February 1998
Date of commencement
:
16 April 1998
7.  
Date of First Reading
:
3 August 1999
(Bill No. 27/99 published on 4 August 1999)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
17 August 1999
Date of commencement
:
16 April 1998 (section 25)
8.  
(Consequential amendments made to Act by)
Date of First Reading
:
23 November 1998
(Bill No. 49/98 published on 24 November 1998)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
20 January 1999
Date of commencement
:
15 February 1999
9.  
Date of First Reading
:
3 August 1999
(Bill No. 27/99 published on 4 August 1999)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
17 August 1999
Date of commencement
:
15 December 1999 (except section 25)
10.  
Date of operation
:
30 December 1999
11.  
(Consequential amendments made to Act by)
Date of First Reading
:
30 June 2000
(Bill No. 19/2000 published on 1 July 2000)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
25 August 2000
Date of commencement
:
13 November 2000
12.  
(Consequential amendments made to Act by)
Date of First Reading
:
12 January 2001
(Bill No. 1/2001 published on 13 January 2001)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
22 February 2001
Date of commencement
:
1 April 2001
13.  
Act 34 of 2002—Media Development Authority of Singapore Act 2002
(Consequential amendments made to Act by)
Date of First Reading
:
1 October 2002
(Bill No. 37/2002 published on 1 November 2002)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
31 October 2002
Date of commencement
:
1 January 2003
14.  
(Consequential amendments made to Act by)
Date of First Reading
:
10 March 2003
(Bill No. 6/2003 published on 11 March 2003)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
21 March 2003
Date of commencement
:
1 April 2003
15.  
Date of First Reading
:
19 May 2004
(Bill No. 20/2004 published on 20 May 2004)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
15 June 2004
Date of commencement
:
1 July 2004
16.  
Date of First Reading
:
19 October 2004
(Bill No. 48/2004 published on 20 October 2004)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
16 November 2004
Date of commencement
:
1 January 2005
17.  
Date of First Reading
:
16 May 2005
(Bill No. 12/2005 published on 17 May 2005)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
18 July 2005
Date of commencement
:
15 August 2005
18.  
Date of operation
:
31 January 2006
19.  
Date of First Reading
:
15 September 2008
(Bill No. 27/2008 published on 16 September 2008)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
17 November 2008
Date of commencement
:
17 December 2008
20.  
Date of First Reading
:
18 August 2009
(Bill No. 16/2009 published on 18 August 2009)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
15 September 2009
Date of commencement
:
31 December 2009
21.  
Act 25 of 2012—Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Act 2012
Date of First Reading
:
10 September 2012 (Bill No. 23/2012 published on 10 September 2012)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
15 October 2012
Date of commencement
:
28 March 2013
22.  
Act 5 of 2014—Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Act 2014
Date of First Reading
:
11 November 2013 (Bill No. 26/2013 published on 11 November 2013)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
21 January 2014
Date of commencement
:
7 March 2014
23.  
Act 22 of 2014—Copyright (Amendment) Act 2014
Date of First Reading
:
29 May 2014 (Bill No. 16/2014 published on 29 May 2014)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
8 July 2014
Date of commencement
:
10 December 2014
24.  
Act 22 of 2014—Copyright (Amendment) Act 2014
Date of First Reading
:
29 May 2014 (Bill No. 16/2014 published on 29 May 2014)
Date of Second and Third Readings
:
8 July 2014
Date of commencement
:
31 March 2015