Ghana’s Creative Arts industry gets specialized court

The 'Arts Rights Court' is being established to deal with copyright and other related matters pertaining to the Creative Arts Industry.

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture said, after engaging with the Office of the Chief Justice, "It is hereby announced that the Honourable Chief Justice has approved the establishment of a specialized court, as a division of the High Court.

A communique signed by the sector Minister, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, avers that it is the expectation of Government that this court will facilitate the effective and expeditious resolution of specific disputes that affect the Creative Arts Industry to protect the rights and interests of creative practitioners.

It further states that the contribution of the creative arts industry to the economy of the country is recognized by Government, "and the need to safeguard and promote the same cannot be overemphasized."

The Ministry in consultation with the Judicial Service shall communicate the modalities for the Court in the next legal year which commences in October 2020.

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