—(1) An act done by the Government, or by a person authorised in writing by the Government, in relation to a protected layout-design is not an infringement of the rights of the qualified owner in the layout-design if the act is done for a public non-commercial purpose.
(2) An authorisation referred to in subsection (1) may be given before or after the acts in respect of which it is given have been done.
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of the expression “public non-commercial purpose”, an act is done for a public non-commercial purpose if it is done —
for the defence or national security of Singapore; or
to assist in the exercise of powers and the implementation of civil defence measures during a state of emergency or state of civil defence emergency under the Civil Defence Act (Cap. 42).