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NO. 57]Friday, December 17 [2004

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 16th November 2004 and assented to by the President on 29th November 2004:—
Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Act 2004

(No. 54 of 2004)

I assent.

29th November 2004.
Date of Commencement: 1st January 2005
An Act to amend the Electronic Transactions Act (Chapter 88 of the 1999 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Act 2004 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 10
2.  Section 10 of the Electronic Transactions Act is amended —
(a)by deleting the word “or” at the end of subsection (2)(b);
(b)by deleting the full-stop at the end of paragraph (c\) of subsection (2) and substituting the word “; or”, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraph:
(d)any liability of a network service provider under the Copyright Act (Cap. 63) in respect of —
(i)the infringement of copyright in any work or other subject-matter in which copyright subsists; or
(ii)the unauthorised use of any performance, the protection period of which has not expired.”; and
(c)by inserting, immediately before the definition of “provides access” in subsection (3), the following definitions:
“ “performance” and “protection period” have the same meanings as in Part XII of the Copyright Act;”.