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The Copyright Licensing & Administration Society of Singapore Limited

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 07:16
CLASS, The Copyright Licensing & Administration Society of Singapore Limited
PS /100
100 Peck Seah Street
Suite 11-19
Singapore 079333
Singapore
Phone
+65 62235521
Website
https://class-singapore.com
Chief Executive Name
Paul Wee Kian Nghee, PBM
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Phone
+65 6223 5521
Chief Executive Email
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Title
Licensing Manager
Title
Office Administrator
Phone
+65 6223 5521
Phone
+65 6223 5521
History of the organisation
Established by a pioneer group of local and international publishers and authors in September 1999, CLASS is a not-for-profit copyright agency which facilitates rights-owners and serves users in photocopying and e-copying through a statutory licensing scheme. From zero licensing when it first started Singapore's licensing for academic learning IN Year 2000, its licencees now include both private and all public educational institutions ranging from primary schools, junior colleges, polytechnics to universities.
Year of incorporation
1999
Year of first distribution
2005
Year of first collection
May 2002
Total number of Board Members
7
Total number of Author Representatives
2
Total number of Publisher Representatives
5
How are Board Members elected
During Annual General Meeting
Total Rights holders represented
90
Remarks about the members
30 authors ; 60 publishers
Staff total number
4
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Common Law
Other Law
Statute law, in particular, Singapore Copyright Act (Cap 63)
Licensing system
Non voluntary licence - legal licence
Other licensing system
Voluntary Licences for profit and not-for-profit schools.
Mandating Rights Holders
Statutory schemes for educational and government use. Direct grant of mandate by rightholders for voluntary schemes.
Types of works licensed
Books, journals, newspapers and magazines.
Types of uses licensed
Reprographic reproduction
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Government Schools and Aided-Schools (Primary, Secondary and Junior College), Independent Schools, International Schools, Polytechnics, Universities, Private Education Institutions (Profit and Not-for-Profit) and Private Schools.
Types of works licensed
Same types of works for reprographic licences.
Types of uses licensed
Digital reproduction
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Government Schools and Aided-Schools (Primary, Secondary and Junior College), Independent Schools, International Schools, Polytechnics, Universities, Private Education Institutions (Profit and Not-for-Profit) and Private Schools.
Public Lending Rights
off
Distribution methods
Title-specific distribution
Full reporting
Sampling
Administration costs as a percentage
10%
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
yes
Cultural deductions as a percentage
1%
Remarks about cultural an social deductions
CLASS offers an annual bursary scheme utilizing funds obtained from the cultural deductions and donations to financially challenged tertiary students who are Singapore citizens since 2011
New developments / legislation
Singapore Copyright Review – Enhancing Creators’ Rights and Users’ Access to Copyrighted Works. Refer to the link below.
Link: https://www.mlaw.gov.sg/content/minlaw/en/news/press-releases/singapore-copyright-review-report-2019.html
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
18
Bilateral agreements type A with
ALCS, CA, CLA, CLNZ, COPIBEC,
Kopinor, CEDRO, CCC, Access Copyright, HKRRLS, FILCOLS, PRCI, KORRA, JAACC,
VIETRRO, ICLA,ProLitteris, NLA
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
11
Bilateral agreements type B with
CADRA, CEMPRO, CFC, CopyRus, DALRO,
JAMCOPY, OSDEL, REPRONIG, VG WORT, TTRRO, CopyDAN
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SGD Singapore
Total amount collected for all licensing
2 752 615.00
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
2 752 615.00
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
2 524 077.00
Amount for schools
184 499.00
Amount for further education
505 108.00
Amount for higher education
1 812 906.00
Amount for government
0.00
Amount for business
0.00
Amount for other sector(s)
21 562.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
0.00
Total amount collected for PLR
0.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
228 537.00
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
228 537.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
1 944 486.00
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
1 944 486.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
909 682.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
909 682.00
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
0.00
to collecting societies only
1 815 000.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
1 034 804.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
0.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
121 000.00
Name
Matilda Wu
Name
Harprit Singh Sidhu