—(1) Where the owner of the copyright in a musical work or musical works is known to the manufacturer but does not have a place of residence or business in Singapore and has not appointed a person residing or carrying on business in Singapore as his agent for the purpose of doing acts and things required or permitted to be done by owners of copyright under these Regulations, the royalties payable to the owner in respect of records of that work or those works may be paid as provided by this regulation.
(2) The manufacturer shall, before the expiration of 28 days after each accounting period —
serve by post on the owner of the copyright a statement in relation to the records sold or supplied by the manufacturer during that accounting period as provided by regulation 7(3); and
send to the owner of the copyright an amount equal to the amount of the royalties payable in respect of those records.
(3) If the owner of the copyright refuses or fails to accept payment of an amount in respect of any royalties, payment shall, for the purposes of section 56(3)(b) of the Act, be deemed to be constituted by the manufacturer —
depositing an amount equal to the amount of the royalties immediately after the refusal or failure in the bank account referred to in regulation 8;
serving by post on the owner of the copyright a notice informing him of the making of the deposit and requesting his instructions as to the manner in which the amount is to be paid;
subject to sub-paragraph (d), maintaining that amount on deposit in that account until the expiration of a period of 6 years from the date of making of the deposit; and
if the owner of the copyright furnishes instructions before the expiration of the period specified in sub-paragraph (c) as to the manner of payment of the amount, complying with those instructions.
(4) For the purposes of this regulation, an accounting period, in relation to the owner of the copyright in a musical work or musical works and the manufacturer, means —
the period of 3 months immediately following —
the date on which the manufacturer first sells or supplies a record of the work or of any of the works; or
if the manufacturer fixes an earlier date — that earlier date; or
a period of 3 months immediately following the expiration of the period referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or immediately following the expiration of a period that is an accounting period in relation to those persons by virtue of a previous application of this sub-paragraph.