Answered By: Siu Chen Lim
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2019     Views: 71

Sometimes a textbook comes with an accompanying CD-ROM or DVD with audio. 

The copyright in the book (literary work) and in the corresponding CD-ROM (audio/audio-visual material) exist separately, for example:-


You may copy a “reasonable portion” of the book.

As for the CD-ROM, the Copyright Act (Chapter 63) contains no deeming provision as to what constitutes a “reasonable portion”. We recommend that you do not make a copy but play the audio from the CD-ROM directly. 

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