Opportunity Lost? Revisiting RecordTV v MediaCorp TVSingapore Academy of Law Journal
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractTaking the Singapore Court of Appeal’s Decision in RecordTV Pte Ltd v MediaCorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd  1 SLR 830, this article seeks to argue that the copyright fair dealing defence would have been the more appropriate basis to exempt RecordTV, a digital recording service for recording television programmes, from primary copyright liability. This judicial approach towards legalising digital video recorder (“DVR”) services is more suitable taking into consideration the following: The role and objectives of copyright law in Singapore; the history and development of the fair dealing defence (including the latest amendments pursuant to the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement); the global trends relating to user rights and information technology through a comparative study of similar cases in other jurisdictions; and a policy assessment of Singapore’s interests in promoting innovation and development against the backdrop of proprietary copyright protection.
PublisherSingapore Academy of Law
Citation InformationWarren B. CHIK and Cheng Lim SAW. "Opportunity Lost? Revisiting RecordTV v MediaCorp TV" Singapore Academy of Law Journal Vol. 24 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 16 - 59 ISSN: 0218-2009
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/warren_chik/31/