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Avoiding Copyright Infringement for Public Officers

3 Mar 2020

Programme Synopsis

“As long as the content is publicly and freely available on the Internet, it can be freely used and modified.” ​

“I can use the public’s submitted artwork entries for my Agency’s campaign, without needing to obtain permission.”

“I like photos taken at past events by photographers commissioned by my Agency. I can use these for an upcoming event.”

Do you deal with copyrighted materials at work, such as annual reports, presentation slides, and content from vendors or third parties? Are you unknowingly committing copyright infringement at your Agency?

Learn about government policies around copyright, and better understand copyright ownership, the types of copyright licences, what constitutes copyright infringement, how to conduct copyright clearance and more.

Officers who deal with copyrighted materials are highly encouraged to attend.

This course is only open to Singapore Civil Servants and Public Officers.

Interested in organising a corporate run of this course for your organisation? Contact us today!

Programme Schedule

03 Mar, 2020 - 03 Mar, 2020
9.00am - 5.00pm (Registration opens at 8.30am)
IP Academy
IP Academy
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03 PLQ 1 Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Learning Objectives

The course aims to equip Civil Servants and Public Officers with the following knowledge and skills:

  • Learn about government policies around copyright
  • Understand copyright ownership
  • Be familiar with the different types of copyright licences
  • Understand what constitutes copyright infringement
  • Be familiar with how to conduct copyright clearance


Participants will also receive a useful toolkit that you can use at work for easy reference. The Toolkit includes materials such as IP Glossary, FAQs, IP/IPM Resource List, Checklists, List of Do’s and Don’ts, and others).

Programme Outline 

9:00 – 9:30 am

Ice Breaker Activities 

9.30 – 10.45 am

• Introduction to IP, Copyright and Government Policies

• Public Officers & Compliance with IP Policies •Dealings in Copyright

• Types of Copyright Licences

• Copyright Infringement (“What is Copyright Infringement?”)

10.45 – 11.00 am 

Tea Break

11.00 – 1130 am 

• Common Defences / Legal Exceptions to Copyright Infringement

• Examples of Copyright Infringement Incidents

• IP Clearance

11.30 am – 1.00 pm 

Case Studies

1.00 – 2.00 pm 

Lunch Break

2.00 – 2.45 pm 

Avoiding Copyright Infringement: Specific Use Scenarios

2.45 – 3.30 pm 

IP Creation Activity (Part 1)

3.30 – 3.45 pm 

Tea Break

3.45 – 4.30 pm 

IP Creation Activity (Part 2)

• Presentation

• Wrap-up

4.30 – 5.00 pm

• Introduction to the Toolkit

• Managing Copyright Risks

• Course Recap


Pre-Course Reading Materials

This course provides you with pre-course reading materials. This set of reading materials is intended to provide a brief introduction to the concept of IP and copyright, in preparation for the course.



S$ 481.50 per pax (Inclusive of GST)


Ms Nabilah Haron
Tel: (65) 6330 8687 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Ms Pearlyn Yap
Tel: (65) 6331 6567 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601