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The Copyright Licensing & Administration Society of Singapore Limited

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 07:16
CLASS, The Copyright Licensing & Administration Society of Singapore Limited
PS /100
100 Peck Seah Street
Suite 11-19
Singapore 079333
Singapore
Phone
+65 62235521
Website
https://class-singapore.com
Chief Executive Name
Andrew Fong
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Phone
+65 6223 5521
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Harprit Singh Sidhu
Title
Licensing Manager
Phone
+65 6223 5521
Key representative
Jenny Lim
Title
Office Administrator
Phone
+65 6223 5521
History of the organisation
Established by a pioneer group of local and international publishers and authors in September 1999, CLASS is a not-for-profit copyright agency which facilitates rights-owners and serves users in photocopying and e-copying through a statutory licensing scheme. From zero licensing when it first started Singapore's licensing for academic learning IN Year 2000, its licencees now include both private and all public educational institutions ranging from primary schools, junior colleges, polytechnics to universities.
Year of incorporation
1999
Year of first distribution
2005
Year of first collection
May 2002
Total number of Board Members
7
How are Board Members elected
During Annual General Meeting
Total number of Author Representatives
2
Total number of Publisher Representatives
3
Total Publishers' Associations
1
Total Rights holders represented
107
Remarks about the members
37 authors ; 70 publishers
Staff total number
4
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Common Law
Other Law
Statute law, in particular, Singapore Copyright Act (Cap 63)
Licensing system
Non voluntary licence - legal licence
Other licensing system
Voluntary Licences for profit and not-for-profit schools.
Mandating Rights Holders
Statutory schemes for educational and government use. Direct grant of mandate by rightholders for voluntary schemes.
REPROGRAPHIC LICENCES - Types of works licensed
Books, journals, newspapers and magazines.
Types of uses licensed
Reprographic reproduction
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Government Schools and Aided-Schools (Primary, Secondary and Junior College), Independent Schools, International Schools, Polytechnics, Universities, Private Education Institutions (Profit and Not-for-Profit) and Private Schools.
DIGITAL LICENCES - Types of works licensed
Same types of works for reprographic licences.
Types of uses licensed
Photocopy, Digital reproduction
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Government Schools and Aided-Schools (Primary, Secondary and Junior College), Independent Schools, International Schools, Polytechnics, Universities, Private Education Institutions (Profit and Not-for-Profit) and Private Schools.
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
off
Distribution methods
Title-specific distribution
Full reporting
Sampling
Administration costs as a percentage
10%
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
yes
Cultural deductions as a percentage
1%
Remarks about cultural an social deductions
CLASS offers an annual bursary scheme utilizing funds obtained from the cultural deductions and donations to financially challenged tertiary students who are Singapore citizens since 2011
New developments / legislation
Public Consultation on the Proposed Copyright Bill
https://www.mlaw.gov.sg/news/public-consultation-on-proposed-copyright-bill
https://www.mlaw.gov.sg/news/press-releases/2021-02-05-minlaw-ipos-seek-feedback-on-draft-copyright-bill
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
18
Bilateral agreements type A with
ALCS, CA, CLA, CLNZ, COPIBEC,
Kopinor, CEDRO, CCC, Access Copyright, HKRRLS, FILCOLS, PRCI, KORRA, JAACC,
VIETRRO, ICLA,ProLitteris, NLA
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
11
Bilateral agreements type B with
CADRA, CEMPRO, CFC, CopyRus, DALRO,
JAMCOPY, OSDEL, REPRONIG, VG WORT, TTRRO, CopyDAN
Remarks about financial data
2020 Financial Data
Total amount collected for all licensing
2 854 778.53
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
2 854 778.53
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
2 736 226.38
Amount for schools
170 232.04
Amount for further education
17 157.49
Amount for higher education
2 084 125.80
Amount for government
0.00
Amount for business
0.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
0.00
Total amount collected for PLR
0.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
118 552.15
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
118 552.15
Total amount distributed from all licensing
2 445 943.03
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
2 445 943.03
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
1 943 160.50
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
1 943 160.50
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
0.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
912 027.34
Total amount distributed from PLR
0.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
133 483.00
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