"Since the publication of the second edition of Law of Intellectual Property of Singapore in 2014, there have been many important legal developments. The courts have continued to chart paths that diverge from other jurisdictions and there have been many fundamental changes to the legislative framework around Intellectual Property. In 2019 it was announced that the Copyright Act 1987 would be replaced by a brand new enactment and on 6 July 2021, the Copyright Bill was introduced in Parliament. This new legislation forms the basis of an entirely reworked section of the third edition book, Part 2 - Copyright. This Revised 3rd Edition includes updates primarily concerned with IP-related legislative changes that were brought into force between July 2021 (the printing of the 3rd Edition) and 1 April 2022"-- Provided by publisher.
While copyright law is ordinarily thought to consist primarily of exclusive rights, the regime's various exemptions and immunities from liability for copyright infringement form an integral part of its functioning, and serve to balance copyright's grant of a private benefit to authors/creators with the broader public interest. With contributors from all over the world, this handbook offers a systematic, thorough study of copyright limitations and exceptions adopted in major jurisdictions, including the United States, the European Union, and China. In addition to providing justifications for these limitations, the chapters compare differences and similarities that exist in major jurisdictions and offer suggestions about how to improve the enforcement of copyright limitations domestically and globally. This work should appeal to scholars, policymakers, attorneys, teachers, judges, and students with an interest in the theories, policies, and doctrines of copyright law.