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Title: Copyright awareness at KNUST
Authors: Korletey, Jonathan Tetteh
Issue Date: 28-Aug-2014
Abstract: The study examined the level of copyright awareness in educational institutions from the context of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The study focuses on the measures put in place by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to prevent copyright infringement and the good practices that are being followed to ensure that copyright is properly observed at the university. The study gathered enough data to examine the impact of copyright awareness on the use, creation and protection of copyright materials. The study showed that most of the students in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology think of copyright as an instrument that prohibits others from using information resources without the authors’ permission. One of the major observations that call for a serious concern, in this study, is the fact that Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology lacks proper Copyright Policy and this policy gap is a potential vacuum likely to hold back access to knowledge and stifle innovation in the long run. That notwithstanding, based on the research findings and review of related literature of the study, it was highly recommended that the university should have a copyright policy to address copyright issues that arise from the use of copyright materials by Students and Lecturers.
Description: A thesis submitted to School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6442
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