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Reprographic Rights Organization of Ghana

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 10:40
CopyGhana, Reprographic Rights Organization of Ghana
P. O. Box LT 172 Larterbiokoshie Accra Ghana
Accra, Adabraka, Near Copyright Office
Ghana
Phone
+233-302-915289 / 233-244185715 / 233-208214515
Chief Executive Name
Ben K. Nyadzi
Chief Executive Title
Executive Director
Chief Executive Phone
+233-244185715 / 233-208214515
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Ben K. Nyadzi
Title
Executive Director
Phone
+233-244185715 / 233-208214515
Key representative
G. Kwesi Annoh (Dr.)
Title
Chairman
Phone
233-266190482, 233242357425
Key representative
K. M. Ganu (Dr)
Title
Vice Chairman
Phone
233-208178075
Key representative
Betty Acquah (Ms)
Title
Board Member
Phone
233-271712162
Year of incorporation
2011
Year of first distribution
2012
Year of first collection
2011
Total number of Board Members
12
How are Board Members elected
The Chairman is elected by the General Assembly. Ten members of the Board are elected by rights holders.
Total number of Author Representatives
6
Total number of Publisher Representatives
4
Remarks about the Board
The remaining 2 Board Members comprise the Executive Director and Copyright Administrator.
Total Number of Member Associations
5
Total Publishers' Associations
1
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
4
Total Rights holders represented
8 100
Remarks about the members
Membership of CopyGhana is made up of Ghana Association of Writers, Ghana Book Publishers Association, Ghana Journalists Association, Ghana Association of Visual Artists and Ghana Union of Professional Photographers.
Staff total number
5
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Common Law
Other Law
Copyright Act 2005, Act 690 and Copyright Regulations 2010, (L.I.1962)
Licensing system
Voluntary Licencing with legal back-up
Mandating Rights Holders
Writers and Publishers
REPROGRAPHIC LICENCES - Types of works licensed
Books, journals, newspapers, sheet music and magazines
Types of uses licensed
Photocopy
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Reprographic Licences with:
Public and Private Universities, Technical Universities and Colleges of Education
DIGITAL LICENCES - Types of works licensed
Nil
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
off
Other areas of licensing
Private Copying Levy
Distribution methods
Non title-specific distribution
Statistical surveys
Objective availability
Possibility to be copied
Text authors’ % share
60
Publishers' % share
40
Administration costs as a percentage
30
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
no
Remarks about administrative and other costs
Deductions include 30% administration cost and 15% for Projects
New developments / legislation
Measures are being put in place to amend the Copyright Regulations 2010, (L.I.1962) to cover other devices that have been introduced into the system which can attract the private copying levy.
New developments / court cases
CopyGhana vrs University of Ghana (UG) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Court Cases on non payment of reprographic fees.
New developments / licensing
CopyGhana signed Licensing Agreement with the following three private universities in late 2019.
Knutsford University College, Valley View University and Ghana Christian University College.
Bilateral agreements type A with
Not yet
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
3
Bilateral agreements type B with
3 RROs:
ZARRSO (Zambia)
KORRA (Republic of Korea)
REPRONIG (NIGERIA)
Other agreements with RROs
Milestone Bilateral Agreement with CCC, Pilot Bilateral Agreement with CLA
Remarks about financial data
CopyGhana has signed licensing agreement with 7 tertiary institutions, 9 Technical Universities. An amount was received from CLA (RRO) during the last financial year. With reference to 2 above, the organisation distributed in 2020.
Total amount collected for all licensing
831 303.55
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
831 303.55
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
831 303.55
Amount for schools
0.00
Amount for further education
0.00
Amount for higher education
0.00
Amount for government
0.00
Amount for business
0.00
Amount for other sector(s)
0.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
831 303.55
Total amount collected for PLR
0.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
0.00
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
0.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
457 216.95
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
457 216.95
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
457 216.95
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
457 216.95
1. Of which for visual works, to publishers only
0.00
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
0.00
to collecting societies only
0.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
0.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
317 973.61
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