Ghana to set up Creative Arts Court for copyright issues

Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister of Arts, Tourism and Culture

Ghana’s minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Barbara Oteng–Gyasi, said the establishment of a Creative Arts Court which will specialise in copyright issues has been approved by government.

The Minister in a statement said the Creative Arts Court will be a division of the High Court to deal with copyright and other related matters.

She added that to protect the rights and interest of practitioners in the creative arts industry, the court is expected to cover cases of disputes and copyright issues that have affected the industry.

To achieve that Mrs Oteng-Gyasi said the Ministry had engaged the Office of the Chief Justice to ensure the establishment of the court to address the specific needs of the Creative Arts Industry, being a priority of the Government due to its contribution to the economy.

“The Ministry, in consultation with the Judicial Service, shall communicate the modalities for the Court in the next legal year, which commences in October 2020,” she said.

By Juliana Tamatey, Showbiz Writer – Daily Mail GH 

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