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ANANSE AS A COMMERCIAL ICON: FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN ETHNIC EXPRESSIONS AND PROTECTING NATIONAL INTERESTS

Folklore and Ethnic Expression Folklore exists across the globe in many facets as a way to pass down core beliefs and values, customs, traditions and, sometimes myths. Folklore can be many things, a simple story, musical instrument, drawing, handicraft or even melody.[i]The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines folklore as the traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art...

KIRANI AYAT v THE REPUBLIC – A NEW DAWN FOR COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN GHANA

Kwabena Frimpong Mensah[1] 1.  INTRODUCTION With increased activity in the creative industry, a common but persistent concern amongst industry members is the rights they have in relation to their work and if there is any protection for these rights which they can take advantage of. The discussions around this concern recently hit the airwaves after...

INVOKING THE CIVIL JURISDICTION OF THE GHANAIAN DISTRICT COURTS: ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS? By Adwoa Paintsil ESQ.

INTRODUCTION   In BELEWUDZI & ORS V DZOTSI & ORS [1979] GLR 173, Justice Sowah rightfully describes lower courts as creatures of statutes. The learned Justice states at page 175 as follows, “… all courts including inferior courts are creatures of legislation. The limit, scope and extent of their jurisdiction are structured in the statute...

IN THE MATTER OF ABENA ACKAH V AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK: HAS THE SUPREME COURT GIVEN TO CEASAR WHAT BELONGS TO GOD?

INTRODUCTION The dichotomy between the Church and the State was epitomized in the words of Jesus Christ in the following text which is found in the book of Mark Chapter 12[1]:   “Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.[2] They came to him and said,...

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