Reprographic Rights Organization of Ghana

CopyGhana, Reprographic Rights Organization of Ghana

P. O. Box LT 172 Larterbiokoshie Accra Ghana
Accra, Adabraka, Near Copyright Office
Phone: +233-244185715 / 233-208214515

Chief Executive:
Executive Director: Ben K. Nyadzi
Chief Executive Phone: +233-244185715 / 233-208214515
Chief Executive Email:

Executive Director: Ben K. Nyadzi
Phone: +233-244185715 / 233-208214515
Chairman: G. Kwesi Annoh (Dr.)
Phone: 233-266190482, 233242357425
Vice Chairman: K. M. Ganu (Dr)
Phone: 233-208178075
Board Member: Betty Acquah (Ms)
Phone: 233-271712162

Year of first distribution: 2012

Composition of Board:
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

Total number of Member Associations: 5
Total Publishers' Associations: 1
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 4
Total Rights holders represented: 8100
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.

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR January 1 - December 31

Type of National legislation :
Civil law: No
Common law: Yes
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 (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Photocopy
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Reprographic Licences with: Public and Private Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: Nil

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Private Copying Levy

Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: Yes
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: No
Full reporting: No
Sampling: No
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: Yes
Possibility to be copied: Yes

Bilateral agreements type A with: Not yet
Bilateral agreements type B with: 3 RROs: KOPITAN (Tanzania) ZARRSO (Zambia) KORRA (Republic of Korea)
Other agreements with RROs: Milestone Bilateral Agreement with CCC, Pilot Bilateral Agreement with CLA


Total amount collected for all licensing:
GHS 2,287,539.89 (+/- EUR 525,424.33)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
GHS 2,287,539.89 (+/- EUR 525,424.33)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
GHS 2,287,539.89 (+/- EUR 525,424.33)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
GHS 0.00 (+/- EUR 0.00)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
GHS 1,385,391.34 (+/- EUR 318,210.11)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
GHS 0.00 (+/- EUR 0.00)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
GHS 1,385,391.34 (+/- EUR 318,210.11)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2017 was applied, being EUR 1= 4.3537 GHS