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Government's changes to Singapore's copyright law have far-reaching implications

A Copyright is the intellectual property right that underpins the software and the so-called creative content industries (writing, composing, and performing).

With advances in technology, the boundary between software and content is fast blurring - think Dota, Spotify, YouTube and Google search. (Disclosure: I own a minuscule number of shares in Alphabet, parent company of Google, and am closely related to a Google engineer.)

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2019, with the headline 'Revisions to copyright law have far-reaching implications'. Print Edition | Subscribe