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Copyright Act, 2005 🇬🇭

Coat of Arms
Republic of Ghana

The six hundred and ninetieth


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Copyright Act, 2005

  • Published by Government Gazette on 3 June 2005
  • Assented to on 17 May 2005
  • Commenced on 3 June 2005
  1. [Amended by Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act 788 of 2009) on 31 December 2009]
AN ACT to replace the Copyright Law, 1985 (P.N.D.C.L. 110); and bring the provisions on copyright and the Copyright Office in conformity with the Constitution and to provide for related purposes.ENACTED by the President and Parliament.


1. Work Eligible for Copyright

(1)An author, co-author or joint author of any of the following works is entitled to the copyright and protection afforded to that work under this Act(a)literary work,(b)artistic work,(c)musical work,(d)sound recording,(e)audio- visual work,(f)choreographic work,(g)derivative work, and(h)computer software or programmes.
(2)Despite subsection (1), a work is not eligible for copyright unless(a)it is original in character,(b)it …

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