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Copyright Advisory

Find resources on copyright regulations in Singapore and learn more on making legal and ethical use of copyrighted works

Copyright & Course Readings

The Educational exceptions in the Singapore Copyright Act allows for chapters in books and articles to be copied / digitized and uploaded into Reading Lists and in Learning Management Systems. However, digitization allowances have to be kept within the following limits:

  • 1 chapter of a book OR
  • 10% of a book
  • 1 article from a journal


The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy