Manufacture of Optical Discs Bill

Bill No. 23/2004

Read the first time on 19th May 2004.
An Act to provide for the regulation and control of the manufacture of optical discs, and for matters connected therewith.
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 Manufacture of Optical Discs Act 2004 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“article” includes any device, contrivance, machine or equipment;
“authorised officer” means any officer appointed by the Minister under section 3(1);
“licence” means a licence granted under section 7(1), and “licensee” shall be construed accordingly;
“licensed premises”, in relation to a licence, means any premises specified in the licence in which optical discs are authorised to be manufactured in accordance with this Act;
“manufacture” means the processes and activities involved in the making of optical discs, including (where applicable) mastering or replicating or both;
“manufacturer’s code” means the manufacturer’s code assigned to a licensee under section 7(3)(a);
“optical disc” means any medium or article specified in the Schedule;
“place” means any area on land or water and includes any building, structure or enclosure, whether moveable or not;
“register” means the register established and maintained by the Registrar under section 12;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of Optical Discs appointed under section 3(1).
Appointment of Registrar and other officers
3.—(1)  The Minister may appoint a Registrar of Optical Discs, and such Deputy Registrars of Optical Discs and Assistant Registrars of Optical Discs and other officers as he may consider necessary for the purposes of this Act.
(2)  The Registrar shall be responsible for the administration of this Act, subject to the general or special directions of the Minister.
(3)  The Deputy Registrars of Optical Discs and the Assistant Registrars of Optical Discs shall have and may exercise, subject to the general direction and supervision of the Registrar, all the powers conferred on the Registrar by this Act.
(4)  All officers appointed under subsection (1) shall be deemed to be public servants for the purposes of the Penal Code (Cap. 224).