Copyright protects the expression of ideas. Works such as literary works, dramatic works, musical works, artistic works, published works, sound recordings, films, television and radio broadcasts, cable programmes, and performances can be protected by copyright law. Generally, the owners of the copyrighted works have the right to reproduce, publish, perform and communicate the works to the public.
Copyright owners can also prevent the unauthorised use of their works if it is reproduced without the owners’ consent or license. In Singapore, there is no system to file for registration of copyright. A piece of original work enjoys copyright protection as soon as once the author expresses the work in a tangible form. We advise our clients on the protection and enforcement of their copyrighted works in Singapore.
Paintings are copyrighted works. Here are some images of the paintings by Taiwanese artist, Ms Su-Yi Weng.