Manufacture of Optical Discs Act
(Chapter 170C, Section 31)
Manufacture of Optical Discs Regulations
Rg 1
G.N. No. S 452/2004

(31st August 2006)
[30th July 2004]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Manufacture of Optical Discs Regulations.
Duration of licences
2.  Every licence shall be valid for a period of 5 years, unless the Registrar determines that a shorter period is appropriate in the circumstances of the case.
Maintenance of records
3.—(1)  Every licensee shall keep and maintain complete and accurate records of the following:
(a)the persons who purchase from the licensee, and their orders for, the optical discs manufactured by the licensee;
(b)the equipment in the licensed premises for the manufacture of optical discs;
(c)the optical discs manufactured by the licensee;
(d)the quantity of optical disc grade polycarbonate received at the licensed premises, the quantity of such material used by the licensee for the manufacture of optical discs, and the quantity of such material being disposed of and the manner of such disposal; and
(e)the suppliers of the equipment referred to in sub-paragraph (b) and the material referred to in sub-paragraph (d).
(2)  The records referred to in paragraph (1) shall be retained for a period of not less than 5 years.
Manufacturer’s codes
4.  The manufacturer’s code to be assigned to a licensee under section 7(3)(a) of the Act shall be a source identification code under the source identification code system jointly developed by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and Philips International BV.
Marking standards
5.  Every manufacturer’s code assigned to a licensee shall comprise —
(a)a mould code, which shall be engraved on every mould; and
(b)a mastering code, which shall be hardwired on every laser beam recorder,
such that the optical discs manufactured by the licensee will bear markings identifying the licensee.
6.—(1)  The fee for the grant of a licence (other than a licence granted to an applicant referred to in section 32 of the Act) shall be $10, which is non-refundable.
(2)  The Registrar may, in the circumstances of any particular case, waive the fee payable under paragraph (1).
[G.N. No. S 452/2004]