Answered By: Siu Chen Lim
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2016     Views: 24

You may reproduce images without permission of the owner of the copyright only if the copyright term has expired.

Copyright Work

Published or Unpublished

When Publication Occurred

Copyright Term

Artistic work other than a photograph

Published

During lifetime of the author

S 28(2): 70 years after death of the author

After death of the author

S 28(3): 70 years after first publication of work

Unpublished

-

Indefinite

Photograph

Published

During lifetime of the author

S 28(6): 70 years after first publication of photograph

After death of the author

S 28(6): 70 years after first publication of photograph

Unpublished

-

Indefinite

 *table adapted from Ng-Loy Wee Loon, Law of Intellectual Property in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd Ed, 2014), Page 119.

If the copyright term has not expired, you would have to obtain the author’s permission to reproduce it. 

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