11 Jul '11, 1am

Fun-pack song didn't break law, but...

Fun-pack song didn't break law, but...

THERE is now a new twist to the saga of the National Day Parade (NDP) fun-pack ditty: The organising committee did not flout copyright laws by changing the lyrics of Lady Gaga's hit, Bad Romance. Addressing the issue at a press conference held last night during the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (Compass) Awards, Dr Edmund Lam, the society's chief executive and director, said that the committee's action was not an infringement of copyright, as it had obtained a public-performance licence for the song. But the recording of the performance and subsequent uploading of the video onto YouTube - making it a permanent material form on a public platform - is a copyright infringement. So, the liability rests with the uploader of the video, not the NDP organisers, said Dr Lam. RELATED STORIES NDP2011 Funpack unveiled Why the obsession with NDP fun packs? "Fun pack song" ...

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