—(1) Notwithstanding section 69, the making of any useful article in 3 dimensions (including a reproduction in 2 dimensions reasonably required for the making of the article) does not infringe the copyright in an artistic work if, when the useful article or reproduction is made, the artistic work has been industrially applied in Singapore or in any other country at any time before the useful article or reproduction is made.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an artistic work is applied industrially if —
more than 50 reproductions in 3 dimensions are made of it, for the purposes of sale or hire;
it is reproduced in 3 dimensions in one or more articles manufactured in lengths, for the purposes of sale or hire; or
it is reproduced as a plate which has been used to produce —
more than 50 reproductions of an object in 3 dimensions for the purposes of sale or hire; or
one or more articles in 3 dimensions manufactured in lengths for the purposes of sale or hire.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), 2 or more reproductions in 3 dimensions which are of the same general character and intended for use together are a single reproduction.
(4) In this section, “useful article” means an article having an intrinsic utilitarian function that is not merely to portray the appearance of the article or to convey information.
(5) For the purposes of this section, an article that is normally part of a useful article is considered a useful article.