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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
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Title
Executive Director
Title
Chairman
Phone
+233-244185715 / 233-208214515
Phone
233-266190482, 233242357425
Title
Vice Chairman
Phone
233-208178075
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
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.
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 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
Remarks about staff
One staff was employed late last year.
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
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, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education
Types of works licensed
Nil
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
24.676
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
no
Remarks about administrative and other costs
Deductions include 24.676% administration cost and 17.77% 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)
Remarks about financial data
CopyGhana has signed licensing agreement with 7 tertiary institutions, 8 Technical Universities and 1 Polytechnic. No amount was received from any other RRO during last financial year.With reference to 2 above, the organisation distributed in 2019.
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Ghana New Cedi
Total amount collected for all licensing
1 688 050.05
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
1 688 050.05
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
1 688 050.05
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
1 688 050.05
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
9 716 635.05
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
971 635.03
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
971 635.03
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
971 635.03
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)
416 415.02
Name
G. Kwesi Annoh (Dr.)
Name
K. M. Ganu (Dr)
Name
Betty Acquah (Ms)
Name
Ben K. Nyadzi
Other agreements with RROs
Milestone Bilateral Agreement with CCC, Pilot Bilateral Agreement with CLA