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The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Boatema Boateng

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In Ghana, adinkra and kente textiles derive their significance from their association with both Asante and Ghanaian cultural nationalism. Adinkra, made by stenciling patterns with black dye, and ... More


Indexes of Culture and Power

Boatema Boateng

in The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This introductory chapter addresses the ownership and intellectual property protection of adinkra and kente fabrics. It asks: what are the opposing principles of authorship and alienability in the ... More


The Tongue Does Not Rot: Authorship, Ancestors, and Cloth

Boatema Boateng

in The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the authorship and ownership practices of Asante cloth makers that the intellectual property law opposed. Asante’s design of adinkra and kente became their ownership claims. ... More


The Women Don’t Know Anything!: Gender, Cloth Production, and Appropriation

Boatema Boateng

in The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the gender discrimination in the production of adinkra and kente. Males are privileged in the cloth-producing communities since the women’s cloth designs and production are not ... More


Your Face Doesn’t Go Anywhere: Cultural Production and Legal Subjectivity

Boatema Boateng

in The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses how both adinkra and kente makers and musicians fight for the copyright protection of their products. Ghanaian recording artists and producers began to press for more effective ... More


We Run a Single Country: The Politics of Appropriation

Boatema Boateng

in The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines ethnic, diasporic, and national identities as the basis for ownership claims of adinkra and kente. Adinkra and kente producers consider their communities, ethnic group, or the ... More


This Work Cannot Be Rushed: Global Flows, Global Regulation

Boatema Boateng

in The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter addresses the circulation of adinkra and kente in global markets. Asante cloth producers are part of the global economy since the tourism industry markets these fabrics to foreigners. ... More


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