Our Mandate

Established in 1985, the Copyright Office is a department under the Ministry of Justice responsible for the administration of copyright in Ghana.

Our Functions

Functions of thee Copyright Office as set out in Section 66 of the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690) are as follows:

  • Implement copyright and related laws, regulate and provide for copyright administration
  • Investigate and redress cases of infringement of copyright, and settle disputes of copyright where those disputes have not been reserved for settlement by the Copyright Tribunal;
  • Be responsible for the administration of external copyright relations;
  • Administer copyrights of which the State is the owner;
  • Carry out other duties which are necessary for the effective administration of copyright and related rights in Ghana.

  • Our Vision

    A Center of Excellence for Copyright Administration.

  • Our mission

    The mission statement of the Copyright Office is: To promote and protect the rights of creators.

  • Our Core Values

    • Productivity
    • Transparency
    • Accountability
    • Efficiency
    • Building respect for copyright.