Ghana Copyright Office has taken a giant step by initiating and spearheading a copyright education project aimed at educating the public on copyright issues.
The campaign was launched on the August 7, 2018 at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra, where it was announced that the education campaign will take place in conjunction with the Copyright Monitoring Team (CMT).
Speaking at the launch, the acting copyright administrator of the team, Yaa Attafua said that “Education, awareness creation and building respect for copyright are prerequisites for enforcement”.
Yaa added that the campaign is to shed light on the deleterious effect of copyright infringement on the creative industry. He emphasized on the need for proper insight for the public in a bid to disallow inefficient enforcement.
“It is for this reason that the Copyright Office together with the Copyright Monitoring Team is stepping up its education and awareness creation campaign by using both the traditional and new media to drum home to all and sundry the need to respect the rights of creators”. Yaa Said.
The CMT, which comprises police, copyright owners, book publishers, audiovisual right and musical rights holders and the Copyright Office, is chaired by Dorothy Habadah. The body will execute drives against piracy and keep an eye on copyright cases in the country.