The Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore launched a public consultation seeking feedback on a proposed licensing scheme for collective management organisations (the “Public Consultation”) in Singapore between 3 June 2020 and 14 July 2020.
The proposed licensing scheme addresses a range of issues raised in the Copyright Review Report in 2019 and the Copyright Collective Rights Management Ecosystem Public Consultation in 2017 by recommending a “light-touch” regulatory approach focusing on minimum standards and keeping compliance efforts and costs low. The full consultation paper and the respective topics and questions can be found here. IPSA members Lenon Ong, Lim Sze Yuan, and Claudia Borghini had tendered written submissions to the Public Consultation on behalf of the Intellectual Property Students’ Association (“IPSA”).
IPSA is grateful to Shook Lin & Bok LLP for providing comments on our preliminary views on the proposed licensing scheme, which we have taken into consideration in finalising our submissions. We would like to thank Jevon Louis, Lim Wei Zhen Jennifer, and Lee I-Lin for taking time out of their busy schedules to assist IPSA in finalising our submissions. If you are interested to read our submissions, please click here.