CopyGhana, a member of IFRRO, is the Reprographic Rights Organisation of Ghana. As the national RRO, CopyGhana is collecting remuneration on behalf of authors and publishers on the basis of a levy scheme and of licencing agreements signed with institutions where large-scale copying is taking place.
During a meeting of the IFRRO African Development Committee (ADC) in Ghana in September 2015, CopyGhana had announced the successful negotiations concluded with the ten Polytechnics of Ghana, which would, when implemented, facilitate the legal access to works for students and provide a remuneration to rightholders for the copying of their works.
At the beginning of 2016, the CopyGhana team travelled across the country to visit the ten Polytechnics and this resulted in the signing of agreements with nine of them, and a tenth agreement to be soon signed. This breakthrough is excellent news for students in Ghana’s Polytechnics and for Ghanaian rightholders, and should pave the way for more agreements to be signed with higher education institutions in the country.
Find here CopyGhana’s website.