Legalities

In Singapore you have to register with the authorities if you regularly produce and distribute publications such as company newsletters and consumer glossies. You would have to send copies to the authorities every time you produce an issue.

Often the production of a publication would involve contributions from various individuals and organisations. In some cases you would have to pay for the rights to use a piece of work such as an illustration or photograph. In other cases you would have to seek permission to use the piece of work and then acknowledge its source in your publication. Models, writers and photographers should also sign releases to ensure that as a publisher, you have the rights to use pictures and copy that they have produced in your publication and on other related platforms where necessary.

This can be time-consuming and involve a lot of paperwork but is necessary to ensure that you do not infringe copyright rules which can result in very cumbersome and expensive lawsuits.