Title

Revisiting Authorisation Liability in Copyright Law

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2012

Abstract

In this article, the authors revisit the origins and purpose of the law on authorising infringement and propose that the word “authorise” should bear the dictionary meaning of “sanction, approve, countenance”, in lieu of the phrase “grant or purported grant” as adopted in the CBS Songs Ltd v Amstrad Consumer Electronics plc ([1988] AC 1013) decision. The authors will also examine a non-exhaustive list of factors for determining authorisation liability. The suggested approach seeks to expand the scope of indirect copyright liability in Singapore, which is necessary in the face of increasing incursions into the sphere of copyright protection.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Intellectual Property Law

Research Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

698

Last Page

744

ISSN

0219-6638

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

City or Country

Singapore

Additional URL

http://journalsonline.academypublishing.org.sg/Journals/Singapore-Academy-of-Law-Journal-Special-Issue/e-Archive/ctl/eFirstSALPDFJournalView/mid/513/ArticleId/360/Citation/JournalsOnlinePDF