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Industry IP Groups
BSA's address, contact numbers, email address and website address:
Business Software Alliance
300 Beach Road, #25-08 The Concourse, Singapore 199555
Tel: (65) 6292 2072, Fax: (65) 6292 6369
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) represents the world’s leading business software developers including Adobe, Apple Computer, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Corel Corporation, Macromedia, Microsoft, Network Associates, Symantec, AccTrak21 and Inprise.
BSA’s mission is to educate computer users on software copyrights; advocate public policy that fosters innovation and expands trade opportunities; fight software piracy.
Members of the public are encouraged to approach the local BSA office if they wish to provide information on software piracy or require further information on legal software usage.
BSA also distributes a Software Management Guide free of charge to companies and the general public. The Guide outlines the basic steps for practising legal software management.
International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
CISAC's Asia-Pacific Regional Office's address, contact numbers, email address and website address:
CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers)
Asia-Pacific Affairs Department
10 Anson Road, #13-12 International Plaza
Tel: (65) 6225 5025, Fax: (65) 6225 5153
The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in 1926 with its headquarters based in Paris, France. It has observer status with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and represents 198 member societies which in turn represent 2.5 million composers, authors, publishers and other copyright owners worldwide.
CISAC’s aims are to protect the moral, professional, economic and legal interests attached to every kind of literary or artistic production of its members. It also co-ordinates the technical activities of copyright societies (also known as collective management organisations or authors’ societies) and serves as an international centre of research and information.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Office of CISAC, which is based in Singapore, also helps to create collective management organisations in the region e.g., the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Ltd (COMPASS), Music Authors’ Copyright Protection Bhd (MACP), the Yayasan Karya Cipta Indonesia (KCI) in Indonesia, Music Copyright Society of China, Music Copyright (Thailand) Ltd in Thailand and Music Copyright Intermediary Society of Chinese Taipei in Taipei.
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
IFPI's address, contact numbers, email address and website address:
IFPI (South East Asia) Ltd
16/F Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2866 6862, Fax: (852) 2865 6326
Email: Hongkong@ifpi.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
IFPI (The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) represents the recording industry worldwide. It has more than 1,400 record companies in over 70 countries, ranging from producers or distributors of sound recordings, major international record companies to small independent producers. Its major members in Asia include EMI Music, Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music, BMG Music, Rock Records and Pony Canyon. National Groups representing local record companies are officially recognised by IFPI in 46 countries, including Recording Industry Association (Singapore) (RIAS) in Singapore.
IFPI’s goal is to ensure that the recording industry is able to realise its potential throughout the world - by securing effective legislation, and unrestricted access to markets, both in the physical and on-line environment. In order to achieve this, IFPI activities cover a number of areas including anti-piracy enforcement, new technologies, promoting national legislation and international conventions and providing information on the international music market.
Members of the public can approach IFPI if they wish to discuss applicable copyright or market access issues relating to the recording industry.
The Recording Industry Association (Singapore)
The Recording Industry Association (Singapore)'s address, contact numbers, email address and website address:
4 Leng Kee Road, #03-07 SiS Building, Singapore 159088
Tel: (65) 6220 4166, Fax: (65) 6220 9452
Members of the public can approach RIAS if they wish to discuss applicable copyright issues in Singapore vis-à-vis the interests of both local and international recording companies.
Music Publishers (S) Ltd (MPS)
MPS’ registered address and website:
79 Anson Road #07-03, Singapore 079906
MPS represents certain music publishers. The rights that it administers include the following:
Ms Lydia Ong
EMI Music Publishing Singapore
Tel: 603 2201 6888
Fax: 603 2201 6999
Ms Ivy Peh
Peermusic Pacific (S) Pte Ltd
Tel: 6534 7277
Fax: 6534 7377
Music Publishers (S) Ltd (MPS) was incorporated on 17th January 1989. It is an association currently comprising 12 music publishing companies who controls a large number of music copyrights in Singapore.
It is a non-commercial and non-profit making organisation and its principal activities are to act as a representative of the music publishers of Singapore in particular:
A piece of music composition is the unique creation of a songwriter and is therefore "private property". When using a music composition, prior copyright clearance must always be sought with the publisher representing that work here in Singapore. It does not matter how the composition is used - whether as mobile phone ring-tones; on compact discs, VCD, DVD; in TV commercials, movies; as print formats (as in music scores, song sheets, song books, lyrics printed in magazines, or displayed in websites) or any other formats etc. Failure to do so would constitute copyright infringement. Based on the type of usage, publishers would be able to quote on the approximate fee payable.
Copyright clearances can be sought with MPS at its email address: email@example.com or with each of its following members. Currently, the members of MPS are: EMI Music Publishing Singapore, Forward Music Publisher Pte Ltd, HIM International Music Pte Ltd, Life Music Publishing Pte Ltd, Music & Melody Publishing Pte Ltd, Peermusic Pacific Pte Ltd, Rock Music Publishing (S) Pte Ltd, Sony Music Publishing (Pte) Ltd, Touch Music Publishing Pte Ltd, Universal Music Publishing Pte Ltd, Universal Music Publishing MGB Singapore Pte Ltd and Warner/Chappell Music Singapore Pte Ltd.
The Motion Picture Association
MPA’s address, contact numbers and website address:
101 Thomson Road, United Square #07-06, Singapore 307591
Tel: (65) 6253 1033, Fax: (65) 6255 1838
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) is a trade association representing seven of the largest producers and distributors of filmed entertainment (in the United States). Its corporate members are: Buena Vista International, Inc.; Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International, Inc.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Twentieth Century Fox International Corporation; Universal International Films, Inc.; and Warner Bros. International Theatrical Distribution, a Division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P.
Among its major activities, the MPA seeks to eliminate restrictive trade regulations and non-tariff trade barriers to allow free competition in the international marketplace, assists in the drafting of international treaties that affect the marketing, sales, leasing, taxation and distribution of the products of the U.S. film industry; acts as liaison between its member companies and agencies and departments of the U.S. Government on matters related to international commerce; negotiates industry-wide agreements abroad on matters related to the theatrical presentation, home video distribution, television syndication, and transmission and retransmission of television programs and films, protects the rights of copyright owners in the international marketplace, works with the film industries of other countries on matters of common interest designed to preserve the freedom of the marketplace and directs a worldwide anti-piracy effort to protect U.S. films and home video.
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