A raft of changes to the copyright regime have been introduced on 21 November 2021 with the new Copyright Act 2021 coming into force.
The changes represent a major overhaul of the old Copyright Act, with the reordering and rewriting of the provisions for better clarity; adoption of a principle-based formulation so the law can better adapt to technological changes; and the introduction of new rights and exceptions to better balance between the rights of creators, copyright owners and users.
Our previous articles outlining the changes and their anticipated impact are found below:
- Public Consultation on draft Singapore Copyright Bill (February 2021)
- Upcoming Changes to Singapore Copyright Law – A Practical Guide for Businesses (August 2021)
- Upcoming Changes to Singapore Copyright Law – A Primer for Media Companies (July 2021)
- Coming Up in Singapore: New Copyright Exception for Text and Data Mining (September 2021)