For almost a century, Copyright protection in Ghana had developed steadily from a schedule in a Ministry to two fully fledged independent offices. The history of Copyright protection started in 1911 with the U.K. Copyright Act of 1911 which was one of the statutes that was of general application to the British Colonies.
Issues of copyright had been the responsibility of the Ministry responsible for information. In other words, Copyright and Related matters were handled as a schedule within the Ministry. Ministerial responsibility for Copyright Matters changed to the National Commission on Culture when the National Commission on Culture Law 1990, PNDC Law 238 placed the Copyright Office under the National Commission on Culture. In 2005, ministerial responsibility for copyright and related matters shifted to the Ministry of Justice.