Singapore Alliance of University Libraries’ Copyright Seminar 2022

Amendments to the Singapore Copyright Act: Exceptions and User Rights for the Academic Sector

Singapore Management University Libraries and Singapore Alliance of University Libraries warmly invite you to this seminar which addresses relevant exceptions in the new Singapore 2021 Copyright Act for the academic sector. Industry experts will speak on educational exceptions for teaching and learning, along with a panel discussion on the new provision which pertains to computational data analysis for text and data mining.

Join us to learn more about copyright awareness, the new Act, and the potential implications for academics and librarians in Singapore.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

This is a hybrid event, you can attend in-person or virtually via Zoom. Note that there is a max number of people allowed for in-person attendance.

Li Ka Shing Library, Level 5
(Learning Labs 1 & 2)

 2.00pm Welcome Address Shameem NilofarUniversity Librarian,Singapore Management University  
 2.05pm Copyright 2021 and Educational Exceptions 

Speakers from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Copyright Committee will address the key changes in the 2021 Singapore Copyright Act in terms of educational exceptions and also discuss the application of copyright in various teaching and learning scenarios. 
 Paul Ng
Senior Education Fellow,
Ngee Ann Polytechnic 

Jayaperakash Jayadevan
Senior Lecturer and Legal Counsel,
Ngee Ann Polytechnic 

Steven Lim
Course Chair,
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
 3.00pm Panel Discussion on Text & Data Mining 

The new Copyright Law enacted in 2021 comes with a Computational Data Analysis provision, enabling anyone with legal access to content, to conduct text and data mining analysis. The new provision will potentially create many new opportunities for libraries and researchers in their scientific endeavours. This panel presents three different perspectives (academic, government, and libraries) that will discuss the impact, the practical implications, and the possible scenarios that this new provision will create for Singapore’s research landscape.
 Gavin Foo
Head,Copyright Unit and Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) 

Richard Crowley
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Singapore Management University 

Jerrold Soh
Assistant Professor of Law& Deputy Director,
Centre for Computational Law, Singapore Management University 

Moderator: Bella Ratmelia
Data Services Librarian,Singapore Management University 
 4.00pm Building Copyright Awareness in NUS Libraries 

A sharing session by NUS Libraries, on the copyright initiatives that had been implemented to build copyright awareness. 
 Lim Siu Chen
Research Librarian, National University Of Singapore 
4.30pm Networking & Refreshments

his seminar is organized by Singapore Alliance of University Libraries (SAUL) which comprises the libraries of Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

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