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Copyright Resources for Churches

This list provides resources about copyright, but it is not to be considered legal advice.  If you would like to use/share these resources, please be mindful of copyright concerns and permissions. FMI: contact Canon Barbara Martin

COPYRIGHT BASICS

Download pdfs of the resources below here:  Copyright Resource Guide for February 2021 Town Hall  and here More Info re: BCP/RCL/Bible

Find the Copyright FAQ Presentation here which addresses the many questions from churches and clergy we received at Town Hall.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

General Copyright Info
 
Information about use of the BCP/RCL/Bible 
 
An easy-to-use brochure from Church Publishing Inc.
 
Pitts Theology Library's Guide
 
New and timely information about copyright
 
Ten things you should know about copyright
 
The five questions CCLI hears the most
 
6 Myths about copyrights that put your church at risk
 
Copyright and Creativity For Ethical Digital Citizens
 
Guidelines from Leader Resources
 
Episcopal Diocese of Ohio's Three Part Guide
Copyright (and Wrongs) for Churches: Introduction to Copyright Law
 
Copyright (and Wrongs) for Churches: The Fair Use Doctrine and the Religious Services Exception
 
Copyright (and Wrongs) for Churches: Works Made for Hire: Who Owns the Sermon?
 
Practical Resources for Churches - Webinar
Free Recording to all who Register Here
 
Your Copyright Questions Answered (Companion to the webinar)
 

IMAGES AND LIVESTREAMING

Be safe, not sorry, when livestreaming your worship services
 
Did I infringe on copyright when using YouTube videos in a livestream service?
 
Facebook Copyright Rules 
 
What about Facebook live? 
 
What you Need to Know Before Sharing Photos and Videos Online
 
Three Factsheets: 7 Myths about the Religious Service Exemption, Copyrights 101, and The Different Between CCS and CCLI 
 

PUBLIC DOMAIN

To learn more about Public Domain and Creative Commons 
 
Small Church Music
 
International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
 
Choral Public Domain Library
 
Public Domain Information Project
 

LICENSING OPTIONS

Do You Need a License?
 
Blanket License Coverage Chart
 
Special Permission from Church Publishing for Congregational Use
 
Music Licensing & Video Licensing Resources for Congregations
 
Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
 
Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS)
 
One License (this is the company that has partnered with Church Publishing for music from The Hymnal)
 
ASCAP/BMI
 
Harry Fox Agency
 
Church Video License Incorporated (for movies)
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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