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Long Title

Enacting Formula

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 in Educational Institutions

Division 7 — Copying of Works in Institution Assisting 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 — Miscellaneous

Part VI COMPULSORY LICENCES FOR TRANSLATION AND REPRODUCTION OF CERTAIN WORKS

Part VII THE COPYRIGHT TRIBUNAL

Division 1 — Preliminary

Division 2 — Constitution of the Tribunal

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

Division 4 — Procedure and Evidence

Division 5 — Miscellaneous

Part VIII EXTENSION OR RESTRICTION OF ACT

Part IX FALSE ATTRIBUTION OF AUTHORSHIP

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

THE SCHEDULE False Registration of Industrial Designs

 
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REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
Published by Authority

NO. 3] Friday, February 20 [1987

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 26th January 1987 and assented to by the President on 14th February 1987:—
Copyright Act 1987

(No. 2 of 1987)


I assent.

WEE KIM WEE
President.
14th February 1987.
Date of Commencement: 10th April 1987
An Act to make new provision in respect of copyright and related matters, and to repeal the United Kingdom Copyright Act 1911, the Copyright Act (Chapter 187 of the Revised Edition) and the Copyright (Gramophone Records and Government Broadcasting) Act (Chapter 188 of the Revised Edition) and to make a consequential amendment to the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation Act 1979 (No. 33 of 1979); and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title and commencement
1.
—(1)  This Act may be cited as the Copyright Act 1987 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
(2)  The Minister may appoint different dates for the coming into operation of the different provisions of this Act.
Application
2.  Except insofar as Part XI otherwise expressly provides, this Act shall apply in relation to things existing at the date of commencement of this Act in like manner as it applies in relation to things coming into existence after the commencement of this Act.
Application to the Government
3.  Subject to Part X, this Act shall bind the Government but nothing in this Act shall render the Government liable to be prosecuted for an offence.
Copyright not to subsist except by virtue of this Act
4.  Subject to the provisions of this Act, no copyright shall subsist otherwise than by virtue of this Act.
Savings of rights of the Government, etc
5.  Nothing in this Act shall affect any right or privilege of the Government or any other person under any other written law, except insofar as that law is expressly repealed, amended or modified by this Act.
Operation of other laws
6.  Nothing in this Act shall affect the operation of the law relating to breaches of trust or confidence.