The new Copyright Act, which came into force on 21 November 2021, introduced new rights and remedies to provide more recognition for creators to further incentivise the creation of works. It takes into account technological developments and creates new exceptions for users, allowing copyright works to remain reasonably available for the benefit of society.
How will this impact the academic sector and what are the relevant exceptions? To address these questions, the first SAUL Copyright Seminar was held via a hybrid format in October 2022.
Organised by Singapore Alliance of University Libraries (SAUL), which is made up of the libraries of NUS, NTU, NIE, SIT, SMU, SUSS and SUTD, the event bore the theme “Amendments to the Singapore Copyright Act: Exceptions and User Rights for the Academic Sector”. It attracted close to 270 attendees from tertiary institutions across Singapore.
Participants heard from speakers on the topic of Copyright 2021 and Educational Exceptions by Legal Counsel and Lecturers from Ngee Ann Polytechnics. There was also a panel discussion on copyright considerations pertaining to Text and Data Mining.
Siu Chen, our Research Librarian at NUS Libraries, spoke alongside on how updates to the Copyright Act impacted our library and specifically, initiatives taken to Build Copyright Awareness in NUS Libraries.
The contents of her talk are summarised in the infographic below:
Those who wish to download/view the slides and recordings from the seminar may do so at these links:
Copyright 2021 and Educational Exceptions
Jayaperakash Jayadevan, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Steven Lim, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Panel Discussion on Text and Data Mining
Gavin Foo, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
Richard M. CROWLEY, Singapore Management University
Jerrold Tsin Howe SOH, Singapore Management University
Building Copyright Awareness in NUS Libraries
Siu Chen Lim, National University of Singapore
For more information on Copyright for Teaching, Learning and Research, please visit this guide.