Copyright Law in Ghana

The Ghana Copyright Act 2005, administered by the Copyright Office in association with other agencies, introduced a higher level of protection and more stringent penalties for breach. It also introduced a higher level of protection for folkloric materials, in line with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) policies.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Are derivative works covered under the 2005 Act?
Are significant penalties for copyright piracy being imposed in practice?
Who decides what constitutes “folkloric work” and to whom do folkloric works belong?

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