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The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work HereAdinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana$
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Boatema Boateng

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670024

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.001.0001

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Why Should the Copyright Thing Work Here?

Why Should the Copyright Thing Work Here?

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The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here
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Boatema Boateng

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0007

This chapter discusses the intellectual property law in relation to Ghana’s status in the world under current conditions of globalization. Ghana’s economy had regressed because of their neoliberal policies. Ghana’s use of intellectual property law to convert culture into an economic resource shows the variation in the relationship between intellectual property law and capital. The culture industries use intellectual property law to reinforce and extend the production of cultural goods while individuals and corporations appropriate indigenous and local cultural production that they regard as belonging in the public domain.

Keywords:   intellectual property law, neoliberal policies, Ghana, modernization, cultural production

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