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Ghana’s current copyright law is act no. 690 issued by the parliament of the republic of Ghana. it was enacted on may 17, 2005, and replaced parliament’s act no. 110, the country’s previous copyright law from 1985. the copyright law affords protection to a variety of works, grants copyright holders rights to their work and defines the duration of that copyright protection.

a trademark protects designs identifying the source of the goods or crafts of one party and distinguishing them from those of others. ghana’s copyright law grants several moral rights to a copyright holder. the highlights of these moral rights are;

the author must be credited whenever his work is referenced. if the author’s works is misused in any way that might prejudice the author’s reputation, he has the right to request that a court prevent any further misuse and award any damages the author suffered.

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