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Reprographic rights in Singapore: the story of CLASS

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Abstract:

The Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore was established in 1999. It is now profitable and commercially significant, perhaps uniquely so in Asia. Critical factors in its growth have included a statutory (non-voluntary) photocopying licence provision for educational institutions in the Copyright Act; and widespread support from the local and international communities of rightsholders. Tentative consensus has been established with educators over a fair level of remuneration for copying. Further work needs to be done to extend or amend the current model for electronic copying, for the private sector and for other countries in the region.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1087/095315103322421973

Publication date: 2003-10-01

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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