This website introduces you to the activities of ABPA and to forthcoming events in the region, awards won and useful industry resource links. As of 1 January 2008, ABPA has eight member countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, which in turn represent hundreds of individual publishers engaged in a wide range of publishing, marketing, retail and distribution activities.
ABPA aims to provide its members with information and advice to help them succeed in business. We represent members at book fairs throughout ASEAN and further afield. It is also our aim to provide a friendly community in which ASEAN-based publishers and related industry partners can pool knowledge and experiences.
Dominador D. Buhain Vice-President and Concurrently Chairperson
Legal, Copyright and Licensing Subcommittee
There shall be no infringement of Copyright for:
Publication and/or reproduction of the symbol of the State and the national anthem in accordance with their original nature;
Publication and/or reproduction of anything which is published by or on behalf of the Government, except if the Copyright is declared to be protected by law or regulation of by a statement on the work itself or at the time the work is published; or
Repetition, either in whole or in part, of news from a news agency, broadcasting organization, and newspaper or any other resources, provided that the source thereof shall be fully cited.
Provided that the sources are fully cited, the following shall not be deemed as Copyright infringement:
- the use of a work of another party for the purpose of education, research, scientific thesis, report writing, criticizing or reviewing an issue, provided that it does not prejudice the normal interest of the Author;
the excerpt of a work of another party, in whole or in part, within or outside the court;
the excerpt of a work of another part, in whole or in part, for the purposes of:
- lecturers of which the purpose is solely for education and science; or
- free-of-charge exhibitions or performances, provided that they do not prejudice the normal interests of the Author.
- Reproduction of a scientific, artistic and literary work in Braille for the purposes of the blind, unless such reproduction is of a commercial purpose;
Limited reproduction of a work other than computer program limitedly by using any means whatsoever or by employing a similar process by a public library, scientific or educational institution and documentation centre of non-commercial nature, solely for the purpose of conducting their activities;
Modification of any architectural works, such as building construction, based on consideration of technical implementation;
Making of a back-up copy of a computer program by the owner of the computer solely for his own use.
Copyright shall subsist, subject to the provisions of this Act, in every published edition of any one or more literary, artistic or musical work in the case of which either-
- the first publication of the edition took place in Malaysia;or
- the publisher of the edition was a qualified person at the date of the first publication thereof:
Provided that this subsection does not apply to an edition which reproduces the typographical arrangement of a previous edition of the same work or works.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the publisher of an edition shall be entitled to any copyright subsisting in the edition by virtue of this section.
(3) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the act restricted by the copyright subsisting by virtue of this section in an edition is the making of a reproduction of the typographical arrangement of the edition.
(4) Reproduction of the typographical arrangement of a published edition for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review or the reporting of current events does not infringe the copyright subsisting by virtue of this section if such reproduction is compatible with fair dealing:
Provided that if such reproduction is made public it is accompanied by an acknowledgement of the title of the work and its authorship, except where the work is incidentally included in a broadcast.
(5) The Government, the National Archives, or any State Archives, the National Library, or any State library, or any public libraries and educational, scientific or professional institutions as the Minister may by order prescribe, may reproduce the typographical arrangement of a published edition without infringing the copyright subsisting by virtue of this section if such reproduction is in the public interest and is compatible with fair dealing and the provisions of any regulations.
184.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter v, the following acts shall not constitute infringement of copyright:
The recitation or performance of a work, once it has been lawfully made accessible to the public, if done privately and free of charge or if made strictly for a charitable or religious institution or society; (Sec. 10(1), P. D. No. 49)
The making of quotations form a published work if they are compatible with fair use and only to the extent justified for the purpose, including quotations form newspaper articles and periodicals in the form of press summaries: Provided, That the source and the name of the author, if appearing on the work, are mentioned; (Sec. 11, Third Par., P. D. No. 49)
The reproduction or communication to the public by mass media of articles on current political, social, economic, scientific or religious topic, lectures, addresses and other works of the same nature, which are delivered in public if such use is for information purposes and has not been expressly reserved: Provided, That the source is clearly indicated; (Sec. 11, P. D. No. 49)
The reproduction and communication to the public of literary, scientific or artistic works as part of report of current events by means of photography, cinematography or broadcasting to the extent necessary for the purpose; (Sec. 12, P. D. No. 49)
The inclusion of a work in a publication, broadcast, or other communication to the public sound recording or film, if such inclusion is made by way of illustration for teaching purposes and is compatible with fair use: Provided, That the source and of the name of the author, if appearing in the work, are mentioned;
The recording made in schools, universities, or educational institutions of a work included in a broadcast for the use of such schools, iniversities or educational institutions: Provide, That such recording must be deleted within a reasobale period after they were first broadcast: Provided, further, That such recording may not be made from audiovisual works which are part of the general cinema repertoire of feature films except for brief excerpts of the work;
The making of ephemeral recordings by a broadcasting organization by means of its own facilities and for use in its own broadcast;
The use made or a work by or under the direction or control of the Government, y the National Library or by the educational, scientific or professional institutions where such use is in the public interest and is compatible with fair use;
The public performance or the communication to the public of a work, in a place where no admission fee is charged in respect of such public performance or communication, by a club or institution for charitable or educational purpose obly, whose aim is not profit making, subject to such other limitations as may be provided in the Regulations;
Public display of the original or a copy of the work not made by means of a film, slide, television image or otherwise on screen or by means of any other device or process: Provided ,That either the work has been published, or, that original or the copy displayed has been sold, given away or otherwise transferred to another person by the author or his successor in title; and
Any use made of a work for the purpose of any judicial proceedings of for the giving of professional advice by a legal practitioner.
184.2. The provisions of this section shall be interpreted in such a way as to allow the work to be used in a manner which does not conflict with the normal exploitation of the work and does not unreasonably prejudice the right holder’s legitimate interest.
Sec. 185.Fair Use of a Copyrighted Work.-
185.1. The fair use of a copyrighted work for criticisim, comment, news reporting, teaching including multiple copies for classroom use, scholarship, research, and similar purposes is not an infringement of copyright.
Decompilation, which is understood here to be the reproduction of the code and translation of the forms of the computer program to achieve the inter-operability of an independently created computer program with other programs may also constitute fair use. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is fair use, the factors to be considered shall include:
The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit education purposes;
The nature of the copyrighted work;
The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
185.2. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not by itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
Copyright arises immediately upon creation. Specifically, there is copyright protection in a work as soon as it is expressed or fixed in a material form (e.g. paper, tape and film) form which it is capable of being reproduced. Unlike registered designs, patents and trademarks, there are no formalities required for copyright to subsist and no system of registration of rights. In general, copyright subsists in a work or subject-matter in Singapore if
the work or subject- matter was first published or made in Singapore ior in a member country of the Berne convention or the WTO; or (2) the author of the work or the maker of the subject was a citizen or resident of Singapore or of a member country of the Berne convention or the WTO at the time when the work was first published or made.
Copyright protection shall not extend to ideas or procedures, processes or systems or methods of use or operation or concepts, principles, discoveries or scientific or mathematical theories.
The following shall be deemed copyright works under this Act:
news of the day and facts having the character of mere information, not being works in the literary, scientific or artistic fields;
the constitution and legislation;
regulations, by laws, notifications, orders, explanations and official correspondence of the Ministries, Departments of any other government or local units;
judicial decisions, orders, decisions and official reports;
translations and collections of the materials referred to in items (1) to (4), made by the Ministries, Departments or any other government or local units.
The use of copyrighted works without the owner’s permission are not considered as copyright infringement in cases defined by the IP Law. Such use may require the payment of royalties or not, but must not adversely affect the normal exploitation of the copyrighted work or prejudice the owner’s legitimate rights. Moreover, the author’s name and original work should be cited.
The Last of our meeting for this year is the Annual General Meeting held in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 17, 2010. This is sponsored by Vietnam Publishers Association and the Vietnam Government and in conjunction with the 3rd Hanoi book fair and the celebration of 1,000th year of the city of Hanoi. Though the book Fair is not so big, the opening event was well prepared and very impressive.
The Asia-Pacific Publishers Association (APPA) Annual General Meeting took place at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Cebu, Philippines, on Friday June 18, 2010. All delegates from various Asia Pacific countries convene in the relaxed atmosphere of the historic Cebu city, also known as Philippines “Queen City of the South”.
ABPA 2nd Executive Committee meeting (the last one before 2010 AGM) held on Sunday May 30, 2010 around 10:00 – 13:00 at the NUSS Guild House, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #05-001, Singapore 038983. The event was hosted by Singapore Book Publishers Association. The venue was superb and the meeting has been finished in time. However, some delegates still had to cut the delicious lunch short, skipping the desert, and rush to the airport in time to catch the flight home.
ABPA 1st Executive Committee meeting for 2010 was held on Monday, February 22, 2010 at Orchid Garden Hotel, Brunei Darussalam.
One day earlier – on Sunday, February 21, all delegates witness the official opening of “Pesta Buku Brunei” or Brunei Book Fair 2010 at the Indoor Stadium, Banda Seri Bengawan, Brunei Darussalam.
Also, ABPA was allocated booths within the fair to display titles from all member countries.
The next (2nd) ExCo meeting will be held in conjunction with Singapore Book Fair in Singapore on May 30, 2010.
Marshall Cavendish, a member of Times Publishing Limited, today announced the appointment of Lee Fei Chen to the position of Deputy Head of Publishing at Marshall Cavendish Publishing Group.
Fei Chen is responsible for formulating and implementing strategies to grow the Group’s publishing operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States. Her role will include globalising Marshall Cavendish’s publishing products, strengthening its distribution network and creating even more synergy within the Group across geographies.
With over 15 years of experience within the Group, Fei Chen is familiar with the business. She has held numerous positions in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand in the areas of publishing, digital media and business management. Some of the titles she has held are Assistant Vice President of Publishing – Federal Publications, where she was in charge of educational publishing, General Manager of Hong Kong, covering retail, distribution and publishing, and Vice President of Times Media, where she was instrumental in setting up the organisation’s electronic publishing business.
“I am excited to be taking on this new challenge. Marshall Cavendish is well poised for continued growth as a major international publisher, and we are prepared to strategically embark on new ventures and penetrate more markets. We have been involved in digital publishing for about ten years and we have an abundance of strong, respectable and coveted media content that will drive the Group’s development and offer greater opportunities for us to extend our international footprint,” said Fei Chen.
Prior to joining Marshall Cavendish, Fei Chen worked at the Ministry of Education, Singapore, as Specialist Inspector in the Curriculum Planning Division, responsible for library and reading programmes as well as implementing the secondary syllabus for the English Language. She had also lectured on Business English and Desktop Publishing at the City University of Hong Kong Community College.
Fei Chen obtained her Masters in Education at Harvard University, on a Singapore Government Scholarship.
ABPA passed Resolution No.28 stating the agreed courses of action that should be implemented as a result of (Ikatan Penerbit Indonesia) IKAPI-REX Editors’ Forum held on September 15, 2009 at Traders Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines.
With the current economic uncertainties and crisis, public relations and corporate communication specialists can be thrust into a position of power and become the ultimate point of connection. Although PR and
communication specialists are not always regarded as part of the leadership or C-level team, trouble times can change this! And yes, at the centre of global economic slowdown, the H1NI pandemic, company layoffs,
marketing budget cut, corporate social responsibility and corporate crisis are the PR professionals and corporate communication specialists delivering the news, explaining consequences of possible courses of
action and the impact on bottom line.
PR & Media Congress 2010 delivers changing strategies for challenging times. It will provide navigation and proven techniques that can help you grab your shareholders’, leaders’ and investors’ attention before, during and
after an event and crisis.
PRM 2010 is the time for you, PR professionals and corporate communication specialists to share challenges, solutions, ideas and reassess the true meaning and function of PR and media in your organisation.
Whether you are new to PR, Media, Corporate Branding, Investors Relations, Corporate Communication or a veteran practitioner, PRM 2010 has a strong commitment to the interests of its attendees.
Congress Date: 26-27 January 2010
Pre-Congress Masterclass: 25 January 2010 l Post-Congress Masterclass: 28 January 2010
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore
For more information about the PR & Media 2010 Congress, please download the PDF attachment below.2009SC_ABPA (2629)
9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. • Trainers: Datin Noor Azlina Yunus and Edda de Silva • Fees: S$640 (50% subsidy for SBPA members) • Venue: The Pines @ 30 Stevens Road S257840 • For more information, click here