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About CLASS
Who We Are

CLASS was established in 1999 by book publishers and authors to protect their published works. It is an independent, not-for-profit, non-Government organization which seeks to eliminate unauthorized use of copyright works of its members and affiliates.

What Do We Do

It works to protect and enable easy access to copyright material through licensing of academic works, newspaper articles, journals, novels, photos and illustrations, especially for large scale copying of works including digital uses.

How Do We Help

From its licensing, CLASS collects and distributes royalties to its members and foreign creators through reproduction rights organisations (RROs). It also provides data to enable sister RROs to pay individual authors and publishers. CLASS’s main licensing involves the education industry - both public and private. All licensees have access to the full repertoire of works handled by CLASS.

Our Vision & Mission
Our Vision

The Copyright Licensing & Administration Society of Singapore protects the rights of producers of copyrighted word in print and/or digital form.

Our Mission

The Copyright Licensing & Administration Society of Singapore aims to educate the importance of copyright protection in Singapore for users of copyrighted works.

Our History
1999

Establishment of the Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore (CLASS)

2003

Establishment of mandatory payment for educational institutions for photocopying certain materials such as textbooks and journals that belong to CLASS and IFRRO members

2011

Establishment of the CLASS Bursary Awards for Needy students in Singapore

2015

Establishment of partnership between CLASS and Australia’s Copyright Agency (CA) to benefit both copyright users and members in Singapore and Australia

2017

Election of then-CLASS CEO, Mr Paul Wee, into the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO) Committee

2020
  • Mr Andrew Fong elected as CLASS CEO Designate after the retirement of then-CEO, Mr Paul Wee
  • Addition of Peh Shing Woei of Shing Lee Publishers and author member, Peh Shing Huei, into the Board of Directors at the CLASS Annual General Meeting
2021

The first Copyright School Challenge: Video competition was held by CLASS in an effort to promote copyright education among students in Singapore