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(Fully Online) Avoiding Copyright Infringement for Public Officers

29-30 November 2021 (AM)

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

29 Nov, 2021 - 30 Nov, 2021
9.00am - 1.00pm (2 x ½ days) (Registration starts at 8:30am)
Online Live Streaming Session
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this course will be conducted via online streaming. We will be providing participants with the relevant materials prior to the course. When the COVID-19 situation improves in the near future and this course is able to be conducted face-to-face, we will update course registrants accordingly.

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 



Topic(s) / Activity

Day 1

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



11:00 – 11:30 am

Common Defences / Legal Exceptions to Copyright Infringement

Examples of Copyright Infringement Incidents


11:30 – 1:00 pm

Case Studies

(see sample case study)



End of Day 1

Day 2

9:00 – 9:45 am

Avoiding Copyright Infringement: Specific Use Scenarios


9:45 – 10:30 am

IP Clearance

IP Creation Activity (Part 1)


10:30 – 10:45 am



10:45 – 11:30 am

IP Creation Activity (Part 2)

•       Presentation

•       Wrap-up


11:30 – 12:00 nn

Introduction to the Toolkit

Managing Copyright Risks

Recap of Course



End of Day 2


S$ 481.50 per pax (Inclusive of GST)


Programme Manager:
Ms Pearlyn Yap
Tel: (65) 6331 6567 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Programme Executive (November run):
Ms Nabilah Haron
Tel: (65) 6330 8687 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601