– Copyright Act (Chapter 63), as amended.

Membership in International Conventions

– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since January 1, 1995.
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since December 21, 1998.
– WIPO Copyright Treaty, since April 17, 2005.
– WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, since April 17, 2005.
– Marrakesh Treaty, since September 30, 2016.


Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created.

Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 70 years after his death.


Authority name: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.  Internet address: www.ipos.gov.sg  

Collective Management Organizations: Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Ltd. (http://compass.org.sg), Horizon Music Entertainment Pte Ltd. (www.hme.sg), Music Rights (Singapore) Public Ltd. (www.mrss.com.sg), Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore Ltd. (www.class-singapore.com), Motion Picture Licensing Company (Singapore) Private Limited (www.mplc.sg).