AI & Copyright: Understanding Authorship, Infringement and Fair Use

Date & Time: 22 August 2024, 4pm - 6pm SGT
Venue: SAL, Stamford 1 & 2, The Adelphi #08-08, 1 Coleman Street (S179803)


This seminar brings together practitioners, policymakers and academia to discuss some of the salient challenges facing copyright law in the 21st century brought about by the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI). The seminar focuses on the Singapore Copyright Act 2021 with comparative analysis of statutory and judicial positions in the US, EU, UK and China. It covers issues relating to authorship, infringement and fair use.


Member's Price: $70.00 (before GST)
Non-Member’s Price: $90.00 (before GST)
Associate Student’s Price: $30.00 (before GST)


This event is jointly organised by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & the Law (TRAIL), at NUS.

CPD Points : 2

Intellectual property of Singapore





4pm - 4.05pm

Introduction and Overview

Professor David Tan 

Co-Director (Centre for Technology, Robotics, AI & the Law), National University of Singapore (NUS)

5 mins

4.05pm - 4.25pm

AI Authorship & Copyright

Dr Stanley Lai SC 

Head (IP Practice), Allen & Gledhill LLP

20 min

4. 25pm - 4.45pm

Infringement – Machine Learning Input and Generative AI Output

Mr Lau Kok Keng 

Head (IP, Sports & Gaming Practice) Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

20 mins

4.45pm - 5.05pm

Computational Data Analysis Exception and Fair Use

Mr Tony Yeo

Managing Director (IP Practice), Drew & Napier LLC

20 mins

5.05pm - 5.20pm


15 min

5.20pm - 5.30pm

Copyright Policy & AI

Ms Trina Ha

Chief Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

10 min

5.30pm - 6pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderated by Professor David Tan

Co-Director (Centre for Technology, Robotics, AI & the Law), National University of Singapore (NUS)

30 min

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SILE Accredited CPD Activity

Number of Public CPD Points: 2

Practice Area: Intellectual Property

Training Level: General

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.

Chairperson and Moderator


Professor David Tan 

Co-Director (Centre for Technology, Robotics, AI & the Law)

National University of Singapore (NUS)


Professor David Tan is presently Co-Director of the Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & the Law and Head (Intellectual Property) of the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business at NUS Law. He served as Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) at NUS Law from January 2015 to June 2021 where he had oversight of the undergraduate and postgraduate coursework curriculum. David holds PhD, LLB (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Melbourne and an LLM from Harvard. He was also appointed a Professorial Fellow of the AGC-Legal Service Academy in 2024. 


At NUS Law, David pioneered courses in Entertainment Law, Fashion Law, Freedom of Speech and Privacy & Data Protection Law; he has also taught as a visitor at Melbourne Law School, Tsinghua, Tokyo (Todai) and University of Hong Kong. His areas of research cover personality rights, copyright, trademarks, freedom of expression and tort law. He has published over 100 articles, comments, and book chapters since joining NUS Law in 2008. His publications have appeared in a wide range of journals that include Yale Journal of International Law, Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Law Quarterly Review, Australian Intellectual Property Journal, Media & Arts Law Review and Singapore Academy of Law Journal.


Dr Stanley Lai SC

Head (IP Practice)

Allen & Gledhill LLP


Dr Stanley Lai, SC is the Head of Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Head of the Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice.


Stanley is a Senior Counsel who specialises in all forms of IP litigation/arbitration and information technology disputes and is also a commercial litigator and SIAC Arbitrator. He maintains a strong advisory practice for IP/data management and cybersecurity, serving a broad spectrum of clients. In the sphere of artificial intelligence, Stanley continues to advise clients on issues relating to intellectual property, data protection, content regulation as well as legal tech.  As a veteran copyright lawyer, Stanley serves as a member of the Copyright Tribunal, and sits on the panel of Arbitrators in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, specializing in the intellectual property disputes and alternative dispute resolution.  He is an author of many published journal articles and was the first Singapore born lawyer to be conferred a PhD by the University of Cambridge (UK) for his published thesis, The Copyright Protection of Computer Software in the United Kingdom (Hart Publishing, 1999).


Stanley has been recognised as a leading individual in Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and other leading legal publications. Stanley has been recognised as a Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Commercial Litigation 2024, a report that brings together the insight, expertise and wisdom of some of the world’s foremost litigation lawyers. Asian Legal Business named Stanley as one of Asia’s Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers in 2022. He was also named Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2023.

Mr Lau Kok Keng

Head, Intellectual Property, Sports and Gaming

Rajah and Tann Singapore LLP


Lau Kok Keng has been in practice in Singapore since 1990. His main practice areas are Intellectual Property, Technology, Sports & Gaming law. Within these areas, he handles both contentious and non-contentious work.


Kok Keng is recognised as a leading lawyer in his fields by publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asian Legal Business’s Legal Who’s Who, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Managing Intellectual Property. Kok Keng is a member of the Singapore Copyright Tribunal, and is on the panel of arbitrators of the SIAC, where he recently presided over an arbitration involving a Web3 dispute.


Kok Keng undertakes a broad range of contentious, advisory and transactional Intellectual Property work.  Some of his recent work include assisting a client in prosecuting a patent application for an AI-enabled document processing system and method to extract selected information, advising a Swiss  pharmaceutical company in dealing with parallel imports of its medical devices in Southeast Asia, assisting FIFA in brand protection and IP enforcement against ambush marketing activities in relation to the 2023 Women’s World Cup, representing a developer of a popular mobile video game in defending against a suit brought by a rival game developer claiming copyright ownership in game look-and-feel, representing a Swiss banking software developer in an arbitration involving a dispute relating to a core banking IT project in Sri Lanka, and advising a financial services company on the use of  IP assets as security for financing.

Mr Tony Yeo

Managing Director, Intellectual Property

Drew & Napier LLC


Tony Yeo is the managing director of Drew & Napier’s IP practice, and a director in its dispute resolution department. He also heads the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice.


Tony is a litigator with an active court practice as an advocate. He has acted as lead counsel in many complex matters, including numerous patent infringement proceedings.


Tony’s expertise lies in litigation, in particular, IP litigation and enforcement comprising patent, trademark and copyright. Tony has represented various leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies, government statutory boards and listed companies.


Tony has been named as Asia’s Top 15 IP Lawyers by Asian Legal Business, as the first Singapore lawyer to have received this recognition for three consecutive years since its inaugural edition in 2021. Tony is also the president of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Singapore Group. He has contributed to numerous publications in the domains of IP and life sciences.


Prestigious legal publications have consistently recognised Tony as a leading practitioner in IP, dispute resolution and life sciences.

Ms Trina Ha

Chief Legal Counsel / Director (Legal)

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)


Ms Trina Ha is the Director of the Legal Department at IPOS where she manages the legal affairs of the IP office.  Her work includes supporting IP policy reform, advising on and negotiating IP issues in international agreements and treaties, and advising public sector bodies on IP management issues.


Trina also supervises the work of the Copyright Unit, which resides within the Legal Department.  She jointly spearheaded the Singapore Copyright Review with the Ministry of Law which culminated in the Copyright Act 2021.


Prior to joining IPOS, Trina was in private practice where she specialised in matters involving the protection and management of intellectual property rights, particularly in the fields of entertainment and the arts.  During her time in legal practice, she had been ranked in the intellectual property industry and TMT industry by the Asia Pacific Legal 500.


She is currently listed in the IAM Strategy 300 :The World’s Leading IP Strategists guide since 2020.

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